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    SubjectRe: replace() system call needed (was Re: EXT4-ish "fixes" in UBIFS)

    On 29.03.2009 15:07 Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
    > Pavel Machek wrote:
    >> Does not fsync. If someone wants to make sure one of the files is on
    >> the disk, he should use replace(). [On non-linux systems, replace()
    >> should be implemented as fsync/rename in libc or something.]
    As a user I will avoid using any fs, which requires the tons of
    applications to be changed for a reasonable amount of data safety.
    > I would be happy with these rules. But the fact is, application
    > people just refuse to add fsync before rename.
    Because it slows down the performance.
    > They say that the
    > FS has to do this.
    They say that FS should not write metadata for non-existing data and
    even overwrite "clean" metadata with "dirty" metadata. It is up to the
    fs to decide, whether fsync is needed to achieve this.

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