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Putting money in place of mouth

In the past week, I have been called some amazingly childish names for pointing to the release manager's decision. Since that blog post, some progress has been made including reducing the frequency of fsync calls and looking at the use of alternatives to fsync. On Sunday, someone in Mozilla joined in the name-calling and--in a fit of rage--I took time out of my own responsibilities and wrote a patch that actually implements the backup-and-run-without-fsync behavior that was suggested by others. The work and discussion are on Bug #435712. (Please do not add anything to the BugZilla page unless it is of a technical nature. Let's keep the BS to a minimum.) The libeatmydata author, Stewart Smith, has linked to it, as well.

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(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
What we've learned
And what we've learned is that if we are frustrated about a bug we should just start nagging you and calling you names and you will fix it? ;-P

Seriously though - pretty cool. Thanks.
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks
By the nature of the Internet, you'll likely not get as many thank you comments on this post as you got flames on the original so I'd like to throw a thank you in here!
(Anonymous)
May. 28th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Awesome. =)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, thanks indeed, even if the patch ended up not quite resolving the problems from the last comment I saw. Good fodder for improvements if nothing else. :-)

Jeff Walden
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