Hi, this is not exactly a Postgresql question, but an input from hackers list like this would be invaluable for me. I am coding my own database engine, and I decided to do not implement transaction engine because it implies too much code. But to achieve the Durability of ACID I need a 100% reliable write to disk. By design no record in my DB will be larger than 512 bytes, so I am using the page size of 512 bytes, that matches the size of the disk block, so every write() I will execute with the following fdatasync() call will be 100% written, is that correct? It won't make a 300 byte write if I tell it to write 512 and the power goes off or will it? I am going to use the whole partition device for the DB (like /dev/sda1) , so no filesystem code will be used. Also I am using asynchronous IO (the aio_read and aio_write) and I don't know if they can be combined with the fdatasync() syscall?
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