On Fri, 2002-04-19 at 10:35, Mark M. Barrios wrote:
> today I had a real powerfailure and after the box was back up again I lost
> all of the settings in GNOME, everything went back to its default
> settings, I cant say if the config files were corupted or had 0 sizes.
> is this because these applications are not compatible with XFS? or
> because of my hardware? or is this a needed feature/bug fix not yet in XFS
Well, it should not be a compatibility issue... gnome seems to be
particularly susceptible to this, it seems that our sync behavior may
not be quite right.
On the other hand, with a metadata journaling filesystem, there is no
guarantee against data loss when the system crashes or is switched off.
We do need to be sure that we deal with it as gracefully as possible
though, and I'll see if I can get a reproducible case going.
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.