Re: [PATCH 0/4] (RESEND) ext3[34] barrier changes

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 14:50:39 EST

On Wed, 21 May 2008 14:29:49 -0400 Theodore Tso <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:03:24AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > afaik there is no need to enable this feature if the machine (actually
> > the disks) are on a UPS, yes?
> Yes, as long as you're confident that there won't be a kernel
> bug/regression causing a lockup while the server is under severe
> memory pressure while doing lots of fsync's, file creations, renames,
> etc.

That won't cause corruption, will it? The problem is purely one of
"data which the disk acked didn't make it to platter"?

> And as long as your 100% confident that UPS's will never fail,
> janitors will never accidentally hit the Emergency Power Office
> switch, and so on.

Well. The product of two very small numbers is...
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