Hi, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 11:47:25PM +0200, Petr Baudis wrote:
>>      I think it does not in real setups, since thanks to O_RDWR the
>>      file should be overwritten only when the write() happens.
>>      Can a 41-byte write() be non-atomic in any real conditions?
> if you journal metadata only you can see a file extended w/o having
> the block flushed

??? but the file is *not* extended. Also, whether or not a block is
flushed should only matter if the machine crashes ..?

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