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bug#22768: Crash safety

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: bug#22768: Crash safety
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:08:09 +0100
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Paul Eggert wrote:
You may well be right that eventually file system designers will figure this stuff out so that well-written POSIX applications will not lose data even if they don't use fsync/fdatasync. However, if FSCQ is any indication, we're many years away from that. In the meantime fsync/fdatasync is all we have.

Thanks for the explanation. I have already started the last round of release candidates of the lzip family, but just after releasing lzip-1.18, in a month or so, i'll implement --synchronous in a way compatible with what you implement in gzip.

Best regards,

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