[LUNI] file system limitations
elickerman at ameritech.net
Tue Nov 19 22:17:02 CST 2002
You make excellent points. Fortunately I have a little time to decide.
Good backup is a must no matter which filesystem I use. I am using ext3 in
my development system. I'll figure it out.
From: luni-admin at luni.org [mailto:luni-admin at luni.org]On Behalf Of scott
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:10 PM
To: luni at luni.org
Subject: Re: [LUNI] file system limitations
On Tuesday 19 November 2002 09:10 pm, Erik Lickerman wrote:
> What would be the consequence of this instability? System crash?
> Loss of data from the hard-drive?
Yes, those possibilities have in fact occured.
You also need to consider the many satisfied users. I'm not trying to
paint a dark picture or reiserfs, just pointing out that the error
incidence rate may be a tad or two higher than satisfactory. And no,
I don't think anybody can give you an actual statistic. Some people
have had great success. Others haven't. You have to research and
A good RAID, UPS, backup strategy, and maybe even considerations built
into the app processes themselves can probably make the most out of
almost any filesystem. It all depends on how paranoid you are :)
That said, I use ext3. If I had directory tree problems, I would solve
it via nesting dirname prefixes, as discussed earlier. Fewer moving
parts is one of my touchstones. RFS has too many for my taste.
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