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Re: htree 2.4.19-dxdir patch

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 09:07:03PM +0200, Jure Pecar wrote:
> Can you #define 'quite safe' ? :)
> Like, is there a possibility of corrupting existing data? Is it production
> ready?
> >From all the new filesystems that came out recently i only really trust ext3
> ... but i really need some form of indexing (large mail spools, maildir).

I've done a lot of testing on it, and so I believe it's ready for 2.5,
and will be running it on my laptop.  (This last says a lot; I didn't
trust 2.4 for a very long time on my laptop....)

That being said, I'd probably give it a bit more shakedown testing
before I could in good conscience recommend it on a production mail
server.  But that's my natural conservatism; other people are more

Let's put it this way... I believe it's more stable than Reiserfs was
when SuSE first started shipping it to all of their customers.  And it
probably will have fewer problems than some of RedHat's past x.0
releases, or a Debian "testing" distribution.  So whether or not you'd
be willing to run it on your production systems really has to be up to
you.  I don't know of any show-stopping bugs, and it would *probably*
would be fine, but the only way we will know for sure is if some brave
souls are willing to volunteer to be guinea pigs.  Or perhaps the
right metaphor is the (untrue) story of penguins nudging each other
until one falls in, and the rest watch to see if it gets eaten by a
shark, and dive in if that first penguin survives unscathed.  :-)

Of course, if you're willing to be that guinea pig, and you do run
into problems, I'll be happy to provide whatever support I can to fix
any issues you might have.

					- Ted

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