Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 11:22:24 EST

On 30 Jul 2001, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:

> performance hit of synchronous data. Heck, just having link() and
> rename() perform a commit would be good enough for almost all
> applications.

It would be "good enough" for some applications,
but it would be absolutely disastrous for most
applications I run (ie. moving source code around).

Exactly what is wrong with doing fsync() on the
directory ?

Why do you want us to turn link() and rename()
into link_slowly() and rename_slowly() ?

Why can't you use a simple wrapper function to
do this for you ?



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