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bug#30875: Garbage collector may leave empty files

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#30875: Garbage collector may leave empty files
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:33:51 +0100
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:


>> Are we sure this is a Guix issue and not a disk or file system
>> corruption issue?  The relevant code in guix-daemon hasn’t changed in
>> ages.
>> What file system are you using?  Btrfs?  :-)
> The ext[234] filesystems are well known for leaving zero-length files
> around after a crash.  So far, I've never seen Btrfs do that, and I
> wouldn't expect it to based on its design.  That's partly why I switched
> to it.

Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that Btrfs is flawed.  It’s just that I’ve
never experienced that with ext[234].


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