On Fri, 15 Apr 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> (This is also why we should write to a temp-file and then do an atomic
Btw, before anybody asks: I do _not_ think that we should do fsync() etc.
We don't actually destroy any old state when we write a new object, so
even if the machine does go down, we really should just do an fsck and
then re-try the operation.
Anal people (or people with machines that crash) can add it later if they
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