On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 05:46:29PM +0100, Felix E. Klee wrote:
> I heard that, in case of a power failure, XFS may lose data, even data
> that was already existing on the disk. For example, I heard horror
> stories of files being overwritten with zeros.
> Are those stories true?
No, XFS will not lose any data that the application has committed to the
Improperly written applications and/or improperly configured systems
might have issues with recently written files losing data.
FWIW: I have never lost data with XFS, neither on home computers nor in
SAN environments (in the presence of link/path failure).
Be sure the read the FAQ, especially the section about write cache on
Just my opinion as an XFS user, your mileage might vary.