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Re: fsync, rdiff-backup, wapbl, and WD Elements 1T drive

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 12:26:03PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> However, a tool that really supports commit/abort semantics (unlike
> rsync) shouldn't need to sync at all until it's done.

Actually, rsync could easily do it more intelligently without risk too.
Before setting the mtime to the correct value, it has to f(data)sync.
That's OK -- it just doesn't have to do it after every file, but can
aggregate them.


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