In <email@example.com>, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: >They are also essential for any journaled filesystem to have correct >behavior in the face of sudden pwoer loss. Barriers ensure, (e.g.) that >the journal entry creating a file is flushed to the backing store before >the journal entry. Or, that the journal entry ...evidently, I didn't finish writing this. It ensures the record of a file's creation precedes records of writing to that file. It also ensures that the record of a link precedes a unlink-and-link. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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