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Re: [opensuse] Slow file copying on openSUSE 12.3
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:21:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <kuirlb$kfd$2@saturn.local.net>
James Knott wrote:

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.

It might be in the journal, but still not written - when it's in the
controller or disk cache.


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