[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Crashes

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Tue Feb 13 15:39:48 EET 2007
On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 02:03:44PM -0800, James Sparenberg wrote:
>  A lot 
> of the differences in how the OS's react to a hard shutdown center around how 
> they view/use a file.  Windows always writes back any file it opens.  Even if 
> it opens it only to read.

That does not sound right.

Do you have a link?

> Linux on the other hand writes back a file only 
> if it changes and permissions allow writes.

There are also atime updates which do write the inodes when you open
files for reading.  Not all filesystems store access times.  I don't
know whether jffs2 does, and my guess would be it doesn't.

> This helps prevent a lot of file 
> corruption and fragmentation IMHO.  (Yes I know this is an overly simplified 
> explanation but I don't want to either bore or exceed my own ignorance 
> *grin*)

Marius Gedminas
As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
                -- Weisert
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