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    SubjectRe: Should raw I/O be added to the kernel?
    Hi,

    On 22 Jan 1999 02:19:17 GMT, hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) said:

    > Actually, it is better than that: as long as the commit record cannot
    > pass the data records, you can roll back to a consistent state.

    Absolutely, but that's not the point: the point is that the Unix API
    does not allow applications to specify such a partial order on IO. Raw
    IO, O_SYNC and friends, and fsync() are about all an application can
    use.

    --Stephen

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