Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 07:58:58 EST

On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Matthias Andree wrote:

> So, what would help the common MTA?

Not relying on non-supported semantics to save your ass.

Rename() is atomic in the sense that you either see the
old name or the new name, but I don't know of systems
which guarantee atomicity across a system crash.

In fact, knowing how hard disks work mechanically, only
journaling filesystems could have an extention to make
this work. Ie. this is NOT something you can rely on ;)



Executive summary of a recent Microsoft press release:
   "we are concerned about the GNU General Public License (GPL)"

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