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Re: 2GB of Waste? How can it be? -- sysadmin cutting in

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 02:00:18PM -0500, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> [ SysAdmin, non-fs guru cutting in ]

[fs & sysadmin in my distant past cutting in too]

> I, for one, don't want Ext2/3 changed because I like its _proven_
> reliability _and_ (more importantly) recoverability.  

Ditto.  When Stephen described the design of ext3 to me about 3 years
ago, I loved it exactly because it tweaked the on disk format almost
not at all.  Absolutely stunning in its brilliance.  Sees really obvious
but most people rewrite everything when they just need to build on
top of a proven entity.

> On that note, SGI's XFS filesystem shares much in common with Ext2/3
> features (e.g., POSIX ACLs) and realibility (proven on Irix), in
> addition to on-the-fly inode creation, etc...  If you want then, use
> XFS.  SGI's releases for RedHat, based on the same RedHat RPMs,
> allow you to use both Ext3 and XFS (as well as Ext2).

I haven't tried XFS on Linux but I have on IRIX (in fact, I worked on it
on IRIX) and it sucks for many of the things ext2/3 don't.  Like file
Larry McVoy            	 lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitmover.com/lm 

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