Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 18:15:52 EST

On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

> The stuff you people seem to insist on, however, most
> definately isn't part of the defined set of semantics.

And even if it's "inherited wisdom", you cannot simply tell those people
"don't rely on that" if - as claimed - you can't even force a link() to

> If you believe otherwise, feel free to point out the
> relevant sections in POSIX / SuS / ...

The standard is only useful if it specifies how to get data safely on
disk - it is quite explicit for fsync(), but you evidently cannot
fsync() a link().

Matthias Andree
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