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[10]: So
by fran on Mon 10th Sep 2012 19:05 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: So"
fran
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2010-08-06

There are indeed various issues that prevent me from regularly spending time on my hobbies, instead operating in bursts of activity, but that's not what made me quit working on OSnews.

As I struggled to get some spare time in 2011, I found out that I did not have what it takes to simultaneously work on two tech blogs and a kernel codebase. That I wanted to do too much at once. This became especially apparent when I could not get myself to finish an article series on OSnews on the bada operating system, while my personal blog continued to operate at a relatively slow rate.



Writing the articles take a long time.
Lesser so if you have the privilege of gonzo journalism. Turning a three paragraph into a 5-6 one without much research while in fact being more entertaining.
I think it is why people like to read Thom's stuff.

On the subject of linking the landscape is becoming more complicated. Germany has passed laws where a linker must royalties to the OP and the same law is proposed in France.

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