[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r52692 - in python/trunk: Lib/mailbox.py Misc/NEWS

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Thu Nov 9 15:01:46 CET 2006

On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 02:51:15PM +0100, andrew.kuchling wrote:
> Author: andrew.kuchling
> Date: Thu Nov  9 14:51:14 2006
> New Revision: 52692
> [Patch #1514544 by David Watson] use fsync() to ensure data is really on disk

Should I backport this change to 2.5.1?  Con: The patch adds two new
internal functions, _sync_flush() and _sync_close(), so it's an
internal API change.  Pro: it's a patch that should reduce chances of
data loss, which is important to people processing mailboxes.

Because it fixes a small chance of potential data loss and the new
functions are prefixed with _, my personal inclination would be to
backport this change.

Comments?  Anthony, do you want to pronounce on this issue?


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