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From J Chris Anderson <jch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: delayed_commits false
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 23:37:56 GMT

On Jul 6, 2010, at 4:13 PM, Robert Dionne wrote:

> Perhaps it's a matter of documentation. Most users aren't going to think about the finer
points of fsync and so forth, but will care about perceived out of the box performance. 
> 
> However there will be scenarios where ACID will matter very much and good documentation
will help these users make the tradeoff. I think a key point is that users who do care are
not harmed by the defaults.
> 

My general theory (extrapolating from my own behavior) is that no one reads documentation.

Maybe the thing to do is to put a note about this config item somewhere prominent in Futon.
The Configuration page is obvious, but not prominent enough.

I agree we shouldn't change the default right before 1.0, but it wouldn't be hard to slip
a note or warning into Futon, with perhaps a link to a wiki page.

Anyone have any brilliant ideas about the best place to put this note?

Chris
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