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Re: Subversion Perforce with of BDB_TXN_NOSYNC enabled vs disabled

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-02-27 18:48:28 CET

On Thu, 2003-02-27 at 10:08, Brandon Ehle wrote:
> I realize that its supposedly not safe to run with BDB_TXN_NOSYNC, but I
> am going to conduct some real world multi-user testing with this flag
> enabled and see what kind of results I get.

Removing fsync calls won't cause any failures for multi-user operation,
or for processes terminating unexpectedly.

You will see failures for the case where the system loses power. Data
which was supposed to have been "committed" may be lost in the kernel's
write cache without the fsync calls.

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