On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 22:42, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> On 11/16/2010 03:37 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> On 11/16/2010 03:26 PM, Ciprian Dorin, Craciun wrote:
>>> ? ? So in the light of the above quoted "glitches", my question is:
>>> due to the small chance of a power loss happening right when we write
>>> such a small file, doesn't the inconvenience weight more than the
>>> (fairly remote probable) file loss?
>> What inconvenience? ?The inconvenience of writing the code correctly?
> Ah sorry -- on re-reading, i see you're probably referring to the
> inconvenience of breaking hardlinks, dropping permissions, ACLs and
> other metadata.

    Yes, exactly this is what I'm referring to: the meta-data that is
not copied when a new file is created.

> That's an open question, as far as i'm concerned. ?it'd be nice if there
> was a way to "clone" a file's permissions and metadata to get the best
> of both worlds. ?maybe someone knows some tricks to do that?
> ? ? ? ?--dkg

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