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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.29


    On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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    > On the other side of the coin, major desktop apps Firefox and Thunderbird
    > already use it: Firefox uses sqlite [...]

    You do know that Firefox had to _disable_ fsync() exactly because not
    disabling it was unacceptable? That whole "why does firefox stop for 5
    seconds" thing created too many bug-reports.

    > So, arguments about "people should..." aside, existing desktops apps _do_
    > fsync and we get to deal with the bad performance :/

    No they don't. Read up on it. Really.

    Guys, I don't understand why you even argue. I've been complaining about
    fsync() performance for the last five years or so. It's taken you a long
    time to finally realize, and you still don't seem to "get it".

    PEOPLE LITERALLY REMOVE 'fsync()' CALLS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNACCEPTABLE FOR
    USERS.

    It really is that simple.

    Linus


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