[PROXYPER] Why doesn't proxy write competed blocks to disk immediately?

Petr Novotny Petr.Novotny at antek.cz
Wed Dec 9 08:57:54 EST 1998


the inevitable has happened to me yesterday :-) The power went off 
and I lost some blocks which were already sent to the perproxy but 
not written to the hard disk yet. I don't quite understand that - the 
clients are checkpointing as hell just to make sure two blocks are 
not lost - and then perproxy doesn't bother to flush ten or so blocks 
to the hard disk. (And don't tell me to shorten workperiod - I don't 
need to have the disk full of logfile. I always thought twenty 
minutes was the right setting.) Anyone care to explain?
Petr Novotny, ANTEK CS
Petr.Novotny at antek.cz
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