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Re: XFS, EXT3 or some other?

Christoph Anton Mitterer <cam@mathematica.scientia.net> writes:

> Hemlock wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Seeking some advice on which filesystem to use.
>> I've been primarlity an ext3 user, because thats all I've really
>> ever known of, but would consider trying something else.
>> Plus, never used anything other than 32bit Debian since slink.
>> I've read some articles googling for xfs, ext3 and jfs and such.
>> Leaning towards xfs maybe?
>> This will be for a AMD64 sarge box used as a file, web, email and proxy 
>> server. Also running software raid.
>> Thanks for your advice.
> Hmm I've used xfs very long but stopped using it because it seems to be
> very sensitive to system crashes,.. files which are currently open my be
> in a state of only binary zeros after reboot
> (http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/faq.html#nulls)... apart from that

Yes. I mentioned that earlier. xfs does not use an odered mode when
writing. That means that meta data and actual data can be writen in
any order and on a crash you can loose the data blocks while the meta
data already says those blocks belong to the file.


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