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From robert engels <>
Subject Re: [jira] Resolved: (LUCENE-1044) Behavior on hard power shutdown
Date Sun, 04 Nov 2007 00:14:04 GMT
This is simple not true. See FileDescriptor.sync().

There are several options, but normally it is used so that when close  
completes, all data must be on disk. This is a much slower way to  
write data. It is very common in database systems when committing the  
log file.

By using this, and proper file naming techniques full transaction  
integrity can be GUARANTEED in Java.

See the BerkleyDB, or Derby for other examples.

On Nov 3, 2007, at 6:56 PM, Chris Hostetter wrote:

> : Is the new autocommit=false code atomic (the new check point is  
> successfully
> : made and moved to or its not)? If not I imagine it could be made  
> to be without
> : too much work right?
> No matter what work we do in Java code to try and garuntee  
> atomicity, the
> JVM can't garuntee that File IO buffers are flushed unless the JVM is
> shutdown cleanly, so i don't see how we could possibly make any claims
> of atomicity in the event of hard process (or OS) termination.
> i'd be happy to be proven wrong by someone who knows more about IO,
> filesystems, and the JVM Specification.
> -Hoss
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