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    SubjectRe: writing file to disk: not as easy as it looks
    > On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 09:46:40AM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > > Yes. fsync() seeems surprisingly high on Rusty's list of broken
    > > interfaces classification ('impossible to use correctly').

    BTW where is that list.

    > To be fair, fsync() was primarily intended for making sure that the
    > data had been written to disk, and not necessarily as a way of making
    > sure that write errors would be properly reflected back to the
    > application. As you've pointed out, it's not really adequate for that
    > purpose.
    > - Ted

    Well, what else do you want to use for databases? (where crashing the
    whole computer makes less damage than pretending that transaction was
    committed while it wasn't).


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