Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 14:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Most applications do not deal with disks directly, instead storing their data in files in a file system, which protects us from those scoundrel disks. After all, a key task of the file system is to ensure that the file system can always be recovered to a consistent state after an unplanned system crash (for example, a power failure). While a good file system will be able to beat the disks into submission, the required effort can be great and the reduced performance annoying. This article examines the shortcuts that disks take and the hoops that file systems must jump through to get the desired reliability."
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RE[2]: So
by fran on Mon 10th Sep 2012 06:54 UTC in reply to "RE: So"
fran
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2010-08-06

Thom probably doesn't have much time, but compared to the other OSNews members he spends by far the most time on this site. Without Thom there would be no OSNews.

My guess is this site has a few thousand active readers. Anyone can write or submit an article, most don't. I don't think it's fair to almost demand more effort from Thom. This is his hobby, not a paid job.

I've put in some effort to submit links to articles that are more interesting, more technical, more educational and less Apple/pattent related and a number did get linked (by Thom). If more people did this Thom has more choice to pick really good ones.


The problem imo is that the editors expect a higher quality from submitters than what they write themselves.
This make it very daunting to contribute since you get extremely scrutinized by someone with a degree in journalism and language.
This is not all the time every time, but it is true to some extent of the submissions.

Edited 2012-09-10 06:55 UTC

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