Re: Systems lie about persistence and consistency promises. A lot. Lassi Kortela 10 Jul 2019 22:42 UTC
> There are basically two principled approaches: > > 1) Be content with the 30-second auto-sync like everyone else. > > 2) Carefully select and configure your whole hardware, firmware, OS, > database, language and application stack so that every level of the > stack reliably delivers the sync guarantees you need. Another way to think about this: If you want some kind of manual sync, it means you want a guarantee that a system crash will wipe out less than 30 seconds worth of data. What kind of home/office scenario is so critical that every minute counts? More likely it's some kind of server collecting live financial or scientific data from an expensive source. Which means those organizations would also spend money on expensive reliable server hardware to gather that data (high-end servers might not be that expensive compared to the instruments that source the data and the value of the data). And if the hardware is that sophisticated, does it really use Unix sync() as the interface to the instant reliable sync?