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Re: [opensuse] Slow file copying on openSUSE 12.3
Per Jessen wrote:
No, power loss is the critical event - as far as Linux is concerned, the
data has been written when the disk confirms, but until the data has
actually made it to a platter, a power loss would be bad.

Isn't the purpose of journaling to prevent this sort of problem? If
it's not in the journal, it hasn't been written.

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