On Samstag 07 Februar 2009 Dave Chinner wrote:
>> I would be interested to know whether it is reasonable to use XFS in
> > the way I have outlined.
> No, it's not really a reasonable way to use any filesystem.
But what would be? Of course people will pull out an USB stick/drive
wihtout unmounting, and it should be save anyway if
1) disk write cache=off and/or barrier enabled
2) they wait until the light of the USB stick/drive stops blinking after
copying the file onto it. That usually means it's finished.
There will be logs about problems, because it's not a nice way to
shutdown the filesystem, but it should be safe I'd say.
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