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Re: Desktop Filesystem Benchmarks in 2.6.3

To: Felipe Alfaro Solana <felipe_alfaro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Desktop Filesystem Benchmarks in 2.6.3
From: Olaf Frączyk <olaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 11:13:18 +0100
Cc: Robin Rosenberg <robin.rosenberg.lists@xxxxxxxxxx>, David Weinehall <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Andrew Ho <andrewho@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dax Kelson <dax@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Peter Nelson <pnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Hans Reiser <reiser@xxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ext2-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ext3-users@xxxxxxxxxx, jfs-discussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, reiserfs-list@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 10:43, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> 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.
You lost all data? Or you just had to restore them from backup? If you
didn't have a backup it is your fault not XFS one :)
But even if you had no backup, why didn't you move your data (using dd
or something else) to another (without defects) drive, and run recovery
on new drive?



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