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Re: dpkg should support a --force-unsafe-io option or such


On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM, Modestas Vainius <modax@debian.org> wrote:
> It does not make much sense for dpkg to be in this uber-paranoid mode at
> debian-installer time. If power fails, install process will probably have to
> be started from scratch anyway. What's more, obviously I have no choice to use
> libeatmydata or similar to fight this dpkg behaviour at debian installer time.
> In my opinion, dpkg should provide a way to turn off those offensive *sync()
> calls and debian installer should make use of it.

I fully agree that d-i doesn't need and shouldn't use it by default.
In fact some embedded systems shouldn't use it either in production
mode if the media suffer of wearing.

As previously said in this thread, d-i needs to be restarted in case
of power outage or something broken and fsync won't help on that
except make it taking longer.

Otavio Salvador                  O.S. Systems
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