[TUHS] Were all of you.. Hippies?

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Sun Mar 26 11:45:44 AEST 2017

On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 09:35:20PM -0400, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> For instance, files, as far as I know, generally don't have timeout
> semantics. Can the average application that deals with a file, deal reasonably
> with the fact that sometimes one gets half-way through the 'file' - and things
> stop working?  And that's a _simple_ one. 

The unwillingness to even attempt to solve problems like these in a
generalized and consistent manner is a source of constant annoyance to
me.  Of course it's easier to pretend that never happens on a "real"
file, since disks never, ever break.  

Of course, there are parts of the world that don't make these
assumptions, and that's where I've put my career, but the wider IT
industry still likes to pretend that storage and networking are
unrelated concepts.  I've never understood why.


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