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Re: ..fixing ext3 fs going read-only, was : Sendmail or Qmail ? ..

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 10:04, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> ..I still believe in raid-1, but, ext3fs???
> ..how does xfs, jfs and Reiserfs compare?

ReiserFS has many situations where file system corruption can make operations 
such as "find /" trigger a kernel Oops.

Having a file system decide to panic the kernel because your mount options 
instructed it to (ext3) is one thing.  Having the file system driver corrupt 
random kernel memory and cause an Oops (Reiser) is another.  The ReiserFS 
team's response to such issues has not made me happy so I am removing it from 
all my machines and converting to Ext3.

Also you can't have a ReiserFS file system mounted read-only while fsck'ing 
it.  Which makes recovering errors on the root FS very interesting to say the 

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