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> This attitude implies that an asynchronous database should never ever exist.

Is a process that send data from socket > /dev/null a database as well then. Why not call that a database too?

> If that's the case, how could I ever use a database for HTTP logging?

In a normal database, you would possibly switch 'durable writes' and possibly 'time expiration' feature in the configuration file from the default OFF to ON.

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