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

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Fri Nov 10 01:56:25 CET 2006

On Friday 10 November 2006 01:01, A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> 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.

Looking at the patch, the functions are pretty clearly internal implementation 
details. I'm happy for it to go into release25-maint (particularly because 
the consequences of the bug are so dire).

Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>
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