Desktop Filesystem Benchmarks in 2.6.3

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe_alfaro at
Wed Mar 3 09:43:53 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 07:00, Robin Rosenberg wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 March 2004 02:41, David Weinehall wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 08:30:32PM -0500, Andrew Ho wrote:
> > > XFS is the best filesystem.
> > 
> > Well it'd better be, it's 10 times the size of ext3, 5 times the size of
> > ReiserFS and 3.5 times the size of JFS.
> > 
> > And people say size doesn't matter.
> Recoverability matters to me. The driver could be 10 megabyte and
> *I* would not care. XFS seems to stand no matter how rudely the OS
> is knocked down.

But XFS easily breaks down due to media defects. Once ago I used XFS,
but I lost all data on one of my volumes due to a bad block on my hard
disk. XFS was unable to recover from the error, and the XFS recovery
tools were unable to deal with the error.

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