Re: Journaling FS for Production Systems
<quote who="I. Forbes">
> Are there many xfs users our there? Is the development active?
> If not is it because the xfs is stable, or has the xfs initiative
> lost momentum?
My home machine:
:r! mount | grep hd
/dev/hda2 on / type xfs (rw,noatime)
/dev/hdc2 on /var type xfs (rw,noatime)
/dev/hdc3 on /home/music type xfs (rw,noatime)
Remember that XFS has had a long time to mature as part of IRIX. Only the
port to Linux could be seen as unstable, the filesystem itself is long
XFS lost a bit of momentum as Linuxcare pulled out of the porting efforts,
but I still use the SGI CVS kernels, which are regularly updated.
XFS is really good stuff, has good tools (reiser does not), and has a long
track record of stability. Add POSIX ACLs and the other advanced features,
and you have a kickarse filesystem (particularly good for a reliable SAMBA
machine, as it happens).
"Can we have a special TELSABUG category, and everything gets dropped
to fix them first?" - Telsa Gwynne