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SubjectRe: 2.4.x has finally made it!
Matthias Andree <> writes:

> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Alastair Stevens wrote:
> > For those who haven't seen it yet, Moshe Bar at has revisited his
> > Linux 2.4 vs FreeBSD benchmarks, using 2.4.12 in this case:
> >
> >
> Wow. That person is knowledgeable... NOT. Turning off fsync() for mail
> is just as good as piping it to /dev/null. See RFC-1123.

Umm... He specifically stated that it was a Very Bad Idea for
production systems. He simply wanted to measure general throughput
rather than disk latency (which is a bottleneck with fsync()

It's a benchmark, lighten up! ;)

Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
--T. J. Jackson, 1863
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