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Re: XFS worth it?

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On Friday 15 April 2005 21:52, Thomas Steffen wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been a satisfied user of the XFS file system for a while now. I
> think I started around 2.5.99, and apart from the fact that Mozilla
> likes to delete its preferences after a crash (not really an XFS
> fault), it always worked very nicely.
> But after my recent AMD64 install, I am not so sure again. These are
> my problems:
> * The log is not compatible between i386 and AMD64.
> * My bug report is sitting in the XFS bugzilla for a week without response.
> * Grub cannot boot from XFS on AMD64.

News to this happy XFS and Grub user. I have XFS and Grub working nicely with 
no custom patches or anything like that. 

> * If my system crashes (while I am trying to find optimal performance
> settings), the log is often found to be corruct.

Here in the lightning capital of the world the power goes out daily, XFS has 
never failed to find/use/reconstruct the log. I use XFS strictly because of 

> * Then I have to boot from a different media and clear the log
> manually (when it should mount ro, imho).
> * XFS performance for file creation and deletion is horrible.
> So is it time to switch? I have heard that ext3 made some progress on
> the performance front, I would probably still go for reiserfs 3.6.

I lost a semester of research data to a Reiser partition. wouldn't touch it 
for the world. Ext3 had worse performance than XFS on this system.

> Or what would be your recommended file system?
> Thomas

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