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" Ted Ts'o, instead, explained why the affected pages are marked clean after an I/O error occurs; in short, the most common cause of I/O errors, by far, is a user pulling out a USB drive at the wrong time. If some process was copying a lot of data to that drive, the result will be an accumulation of dirty pages in memory, perhaps to the point that the system as a whole runs out of memory for anything else."

IOW Linux developers compromised kernel behavior for a DESKTOP use case.

Seriously, who the fuck cares if someone's computer crashes if they're dumb enough to pull out a USB drive while data is being written to it? You're seriously causing people's databases to lose data for that?

Fuck you, Linux.

Federated Republic of Sean @freakazoid

From now on I'm going to refer to Linux as "a desktop operating system that nobody uses on desktops and a lot of people are dumb enough to use on servers."

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(Including myself, but maybe it's time for that to change.)

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