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