Martin v. Löwis email@example.com wrote:
"Jason R. Mastaler" firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I don't think the problem is severe; os.fsync is rarely used.
How did you arrive at this notion?
From four considerations:
- To use it, you have to worry about data getting on the disk - this really requires some kind of expert application.
Yes, like delivering mail, or writing to a database, or doing any of a thousand other tasks that use the filesystem to store and synchronize data.
os.fsync() breakage is a /big/ problem, particularly because the resulting traceback makes users think the application is broken, not the interpreter.