[fpc-pascal] XML files and the ext4 bug

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 12 10:56:23 CET 2009

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Florian Klaempfl wrote:

> 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!

In this definition, yes. But I find that rather limited :-)

> > 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 ;)

That is exactly what I meant...


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