[fpc-pascal] XML files and the ext4 bug

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 12 09:41:23 CET 2009

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:
> And if methods 1 & 2 are "unsafe", then I think that there is a fundamental 
> bug in the filesystem (I never believed "journaling" filesystems can work
> 100% correctly in the first place), 

Journaling means only: the file system is always in an internally
consistent state It does not mean that it doesn't lose data!

> despite what Theodore T'so says.
> The filesystem should just work. The standard application programmer should 
> never have to take into account the eventualities described there.

The filesystem works. It failes only if power is turned off or the
system crashes. But those are eventualities the programmer should not
take into account ;)

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