From: Dan Kegel <dkegel@ix...> - 2003-06-27 18:53:16
Paul Jarc wrote:
> Dan Kegel <dkegel@...> wrote:
>>This brings up the question -- does the Posixtest project's
>>testsuite verify that atomic rename works?
> The question, I think, is not about atomicity, but whether directory
> updates are synchronous. The only way you'd find that they weren't
> synchronous is if the system crashed just after a rename() (or link(),
> etc.) and the change was lost.
I wonder if SuSv3 even deals with that kind of issue. I bet not,
so it's out of posixtest's purview. It's not out of LTP's purview,
though. It's tempting to use a virtual machine as part of
a regression test, and simulate a crash and recovery...
it'd be a good test of ext3's crash recovery.
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