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SubjectRe: [rfc] Ignore Fsync Calls in Laptop_Mode
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Am Montag, 30. Mai 2011, 20:45:42 schrieb david@lang.hm:
> > The big problem is that so far only fsync existed and lots of software
> > seemingly abuses it as an expensive write barrier. And it would really
> > be lovely to have the choice to stop that on an opt-in basis in laptop
> > mode.
>
> is the benifit of not spinning up the disk really worth the risk of
> loosing data?

That is a policy question.

> and should this really be a global across-the-board option?

Possibly not. However this is a secondary question.

> the problem is that most users don't know what their system is running, or
> what effect disaling fsync would have. those that do can probably use
> LD_PRELOAD to override fsync calls.

Not without a loss of ordering, as we have discussed.

Regards
Oliver
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