OT: Firefox and while(1) sync(); [was: Radeon: random bits...]

Juliusz Chroboczek Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr
Mon May 26 13:02:46 PDT 2008

>> (Off topic rant: Firefox is forcing me to do more work with fine-
>>  tuning my system than any other piece of software I use.  Since it
>>  syncs its config directory every fraction of a second, it forced me to
>>  move my home off NFS, now it forced me to spend some time checking the
>>  EXA options.  If you know any Firefox developers, please let them know
>>  that some users are actively looking for alternatives.)

> http://shaver.off.net/diary/2008/05/25/fsyncers-and-curveballs/


They're using a full-fledged SQL database with strong integrity
guarantees for my browsing *history*.  No amount of fancy blogging can
disguise how utterly brain-damaged that is.


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