Archive for March 2009

fsync is cheaper than you think

With all the talk about the new ext4’s interactions with gconfd, kde, firefox, and others, a lot of people have been assuming fsync is expensive.
If you’re living under a rock and don’t know what’s going on, here’s the short version: Lots of programs don’t write to files reliably because (a) writing to files reliably requires [...]

Why nobody likes a PHP developer

This isn’t hate on PHP.
We do web hosting. Most of our customers use PHP in some capacity or another. PHP has this great set of features that made it very accessible for a wide array of applications. People using it means there are lots of applications available for it. Lots of people. Lots of applications.
This [...]