Re: xfs file system - apparently for real men 8-)
I have a machine using ReiserFS on almost every release of linux kernel
between 2.4.5 and 2.4.13 and never had a problem.
However, I'm using ext3 on 2.4.16 on my laptop now.
On Wed, 2001-12-05 at 16:56, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Dec 2001, Bret Waldow wrote:
> > Alexander Clouter wrote:
> >> As for the XFS.....GOOD MAN :) None of that 'girly-man' reiserfs
> >> crud :)
> >> I'm running it too and everything is just peachy :)
> > Ok, I'll bite. What's bad about reiser, or what's good about xfs?
> > Seriously, if there's something serious there - inquiring minds and
> > all that...
> Well, personally I use ext3, and I wouldn't let ReiserFS near anything
> that I cared about. Heck, I even look suspiciously at the sources... ;)
> Seriously, though, I really wouldn't advise ReiserFS to anyone, at least
> not for a year or two. The reasons are:
> 1) static fsck tool /very/ poor
> 2) bi-monthly "ReiserFS ate my filesystem" posts on linux-kernel
> 3) semi-regular "ReiserFS needs this patch to not die in situation X"
> posts on same.
> 4) "Just run reiserfsck --rebuild-tree to make sure it keeps working..."
> 5) Performances falls on the floor one the FS is > 90% full, on average.
> 6) Only journals meta-data.
> It's got some *great* ideas in it, and it's really well supported by the
> people who are developing it. I have a great deal of respect for them,
> don't get me wrong.
> I just think that they made a mistake building fsck second and I
> (personally, and I am paranoid) like journaled data.
> The stability of it has never been sufficient for me. It seems to be an
> endless treadmill of fix after fix after fix, each removing an
> occasional data corruption bug.
> Heck, tail packing spend over a year where they had corruption of files
> regularly. It /looks/ stable now, a year later, because no one has
> reported a bug in the area for a few months -- but do you believe that?
>  Every single time I looked at it. I have not done so for, like,
> three months. If it's great now, someone correct me, please. :)
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