Re: ..fixing ext3 fs going read-only, was : Sendmail or Qmail ? ..
* email@example.com (Russell Coker) [2003.09.10 20:16]:
> 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.
Can you provide links to your discussions with the ReiserFS team? I'm
considering using ReiserFS on some mail servers. Please share your
> 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
What I hate about ext3 is that it doesn't poorly handles dirs with 1000+
files. Haven't seen if they've fixed that yet.
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