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Date:	Fri, 24 Dec 2010 12:17:46 +0100
From:	Olaf van der Spek <>
To:	Neil Brown <>
Subject: Re: Atomic non-durable file write API

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM, Neil Brown <> wrote:
> You are asking for something that doesn't exist, which is why no-one can tell
> you want the answer is.

It seems like a very common and basic operation. If it doesn't exist
IMO it should be created.

> The only mechanism for synchronising different filesystem operations is
> fsync.  You should use that.
> If it is too slow, use data journalling, and place your journal on a
> small low-latency device (NVRAM??)

This isn't about some DB-like app, it's about normal file writes, like
archive extractions, compiling, editors, etc.

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