RE: Important note about asynchronous commit

This thread leads me to a question.  Does the Unix syncer come into play
when direct IO is used?  I believe it does with most FS caching, which
means that even synchronous writes can't really be guaranteed, doesn't
it?  At least that's what I was lead to believe...

Rich



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Subject: Re: Important note about asynchronous commit


I wouldn't know how to write a very reliable application that guarantees
that it IS ALWAYS able to replay transactions in case of Instance
failure.
=== oh yes !  There is one such :  The Oracle RDBMS Engine itself.
To date (except for one particular buggy 6.0.28 (or was it 6.0.29 ?)
release),
I have seen Oracle Instances CRASH AND RECOVER consistently.

Play around with the guaranteed mechanism and you are playing
dangerous with your data.

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