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Re: Lost file-system story

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 10:50:29AM -0500, Donald Allen wrote:
> I repeated the test without the sync, but waited 15 minutes after
> creating the new file before killing the power. When the system came
> up, I got fsck errors that were fixed, and the new file I created 15
> minutes before pulling the plug was not present. Whether this is
> intentional or a bug, I agree with David Holland -- it's wrong and
> should be fixed.

I disagree. It is exactly why I use FFS with -o async -- to get a disk
backed storage, that doesn't waste resources, if everything fits into
memory, but falls gracefully otherwise.


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