[Openmcl-devel] ccl on ext4

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Tue Jul 12 00:22:45 UTC 2011


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4#Delayed_allocation_and_potential_data_loss

On Jul 11, 2011, at 5:13 PM, Bit Twiddler wrote:

> That's kind of what I thought. In a thousand years from
> now, when we have our first encounter with an alien
> civilzation, they are going to have 2 Big Questions
> for us:
> 
> 1. How come you are using a non-orthogonal instruction set?
> 
> 2. How come you are still using ext3?
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 4:20 PM, R. Matthew Emerson <rme at clozure.com> wrote:
> 
> On Jul 11, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Bit Twiddler wrote:
> 
> > I know that this has probably been discussed before,
> > but does anybody know whether ccl has been certified
> > by its maintainers to work properly on the ext4 file system?
> 
> I would say that CCL is certified to take up space on your disk.
> Anything more than that...well, not so much.
> 
> I think CCL is reasonably good about calling fsync before streams
> wrapped around file descriptors are closed, but as far as
> I know, nobody has tried to comb through the file i/o code
> with the specific thought "is this going to be robust in
> the face of power loss and delayed block allocation" in mind.
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> Openmcl-devel mailing list
> Openmcl-devel at clozure.com
> http://clozure.com/mailman/listinfo/openmcl-devel




More information about the Openmcl-devel mailing list