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Re: scrolling optimization + asynchronous updates impossible

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: scrolling optimization + asynchronous updates impossible
Date: 16 Jun 2002 11:42:22 -0700
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> > I think that might just have been an oversight, and it seems entirely
> > reasonable for filesystems to refuse to do anything synchronous (let the
> > message queuing do it).
> If Thomas agrees, I will change it to simpleroutines, because I agree.

This is absolutely true.  It's simpleroutines in diskfs precisely
because of this.

Not to mention the security point, there is also a great potential for
deadlock.  I mean, what if your server for the notifications wanted
to, say, write a notation in a file somewhere?

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