Re: filesystem transactions API

From: Jamie Lokier
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 09:16:19 EST

Ville Herva wrote:
> Apparently, Windows Longhorn will include something called "transactional
> NTFS". It's explained pretty well in
> Basically, a process can create a fs transaction, and all fs changes made
> between start of the transaction and commit are atomical - meaning nothing
> is visible until commit, and if commit fails, everything is rolled back.
> Sound useful... Although there are no service pack installs that could fail
> in Linux, the same thing could be useful in rpm, yum, almost anything.
> What do you think?

I think I've wanted something like that for _years_ in unix.

It's an old, old idea, and I've often wondered why we haven't implemented it.

-- Jamie
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