Re: Sharing Models, was: Intestinal Fortitude

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 06:10:14 MST

On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Alejandro Dubrovsky wrote:

> * Robert J. Bradbury <> [010320 19:47]:
> >
> >
> > While I have no love for Microsoft (Windows '95 & '98 are jokes)
> > and NT I can regularly bring to its knees (open up 60-80 Netscape
> > or IE windows), Linux is no better -- no journaling file system
> > (until recently), no "raw" devices (like the operating system's
> > "read-ahead" strategy is optimal for databases).
> Just a small nitpick: raw access has been around for over a year. And now
> there are multiple journaling file systems (3 in my count).

No quibble, except that now I have to evaluate 3(!) journaling file
systems to determine which of them may be the correct one to adopt.

However, the lack of raw I/O, a concept over 26 years old, and
one that I personally implemented the use of over 17 years ago
in the dominant RDBMS in the world today, in an operating system
that has has all the hype associated with it that LINUX has had
points out the lack of knowledge of the people doing the 'hyping'.

But I'm glad to hear that it is finally getting the features that
robust systems require.


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