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Re: Big filesystems.

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:

Maybe the moral is you should use what everybody else uses.  ext2/3 and
to some extent Reiser are very well tested because practically everybody
uses them.  Major bugs in ext3 are readily apparent because it has
millions of users.  Major bugs in XFS are not found until one of sgi's
17 customers happens to trip over one.  Worse, XFS is the sole user of
lots of in-kernel code.  ext3 uses lots of underlying code that is also
used by other kernel pieces.  The segmentation helps in rooting out

OK, the moral of the story is to use what everybody else uses. AND get a big backup tape. ;)

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