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Re: Pre-approval request for dpkg sync() changes for squeeze

Guillem Jover wrote:

> The worst that could happen on other file systems w/o the sync()/fsync()
> before rename()s for extracted files was that the dpkg database might
> get slightly out of sync relative to what was installed on disk, but
> that's at most confusing, nothing compared to getting zero-length files
> all over the place.
> The zero-length problem should affect only new recently installed
> systems with ext4 anyway.

To throw another variable in the works: doesn't ext4 fall in the same
category as "other file systems" today?  See v2.6.30-rc1~416^2~15
(ext4: Automatically allocate delay allocated blocks on rename,

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