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Re: Best file system

On Sat, 04 Feb 2006, David MacKinnon wrote:
> XFS has been pretty stable. I've seen one instance of FS corruption on 
> an XFS filesystem, that was recoverable using xfs_repair.

Same here. But it was on the root filesystem, so it took a live-cd to repair
because of the utter braindamage fsck.xfs is.

> XFS also significantly outperformed resier in our benchmarks (over nfs), 
> and has apparently performs better when dealing with very large files 
> (*cough* ZAPP zodb *cough* ;))

OTOH, you must not, *ever* have a watchdog/power/kernel oops event. If you
do, you lose data transparently with XFS, with no way to know what was
commited to disk, and what was not, and for safety you will need to avaliate
*all* files open from 10 minutes or so before the crash.

The fucking thing won't even output the inodes it mangled to syslog.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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