[LUNI] file system limitations
Jeff.Jirsa at tfn.com
Wed Nov 20 15:53:11 CST 2002
Yah, forgot about a USP with monitoring software; I found that the APC
Smart UPSs works great.
From: Martin Maney [mailto:maney at pobox.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:37 AM
To: luni at luni.org
Subject: Re: [LUNI] file system limitations
On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 11:50:00AM -0500, Jirsa, Jeff wrote:
> If you are going to use ext2, then you better have a UPS connected to
> the box at times!
Okay, let's take off the kid gloves: if it doesn't have ECC protecting
the memory and a UPS with working autoshutdown, then it's not a serious
machine and what does it matter what filesystem it uses? <wink>
> IMHO, I would feel a lot safer with ext3. The couple of times that I
> had to reboot because of power failures made me glad I chose ext3
> over ext2; every time the drive recovered without errors. No fsck
You do understand that unless you're using the mode in which it
journals both data as well as metadata (which causes a performance hit
in many, although not all, cases) the journalling protects your data
about as well as fscking - it's just faster to reboot. Right?
FWIW, I've been using ext3 by default on the machines I've been setting
up this fall, and trying reiserfs for a few filesystems where I expect
its advantages to be particularly relevant - that news spool parititon,
for example. So far they're all working as expected.
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