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[6]: So
by fran on Mon 10th Sep 2012 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: So"
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The linking of submitted linked articles doesn't seem too difficult or tasking, it's something that can easily be done by someone else, freeing up time for Thom.

I tried writing, but it did not made the cut.
I though it was ok, but it seems i am not the write stuff. Maybe it's true.
I have a much greater chance of having a quoted link accepted than otherwise.

But frankly these days i am much more interested in applications than operating systems. It's fun news yes, but the evolution and toolbox we actually use on a OS is more fascinating to me.

Edited 2012-09-10 08:06 UTC

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RE[7]: So
by MOS6510 on Mon 10th Sep 2012 08:26 in reply to "RE[6]: So"
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You're a smart guy, so what you write can't be that bad.

If it doesn't get published there is no way to know if it's good or bad and when it's bad how to improve.

Bad writers can only improve and when they do there is a good chance of having them stick around here. Good writers don't go for OSNews, they have their own blog or try to wiggle in to a popular one, that's where the money and fame is.

There are so many professional writers on so many sites out there I think a mediocre or even a bad one would be refreshing. It's not like OSNews has so much to lose.

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