IDE write ordering ?

Lamar Owen lowen at
Tue Dec 2 18:33:36 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 02 December 2003 07:44 am, Alan Cox wrote:
> The same applies for some databases if you are paranoid too

If the database uses write ahead logging then you can get in trouble with 
this.  Been there, done that with PostgreSQL, which does use WAL.  Oracle 
also uses WAL.  So Oracle on ATA is vulnerable to data loss if the drive 
loses power for whatever reason.
Lamar Owen
Director of Information Technology
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC  28772

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