Re: Safe File Update (atomic)
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Ted Ts'o <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 01:05:03AM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> Why is it that you ignore all my responses to technical questions you asked?
> In general, because they are either (a) not well-formed, or (b) you
> are asking me to prove a negative. Getting people to believe that you
Saying that instead of ignoring half of my response would be more constructive.
> If you give me a specific approach, I can tell you why it won't work,
> or why it won't be accepted by the kernel maintainers (for example,
> because it involves pouring far too much complexity into the kernel).
Let's consider the temp file workaround, since a lot of existing apps
use it. A request is to commit the source data before committing the
rename. Seems quite simple.
> But for me to list all possible approaches and tell you why each one
> is not going to work? You'll have to pay me before I'm willing to
> invest that kind of time.
That's not what I asked.