Am Montag 11 Februar 2008 schrieb Felix E. Klee:
> Hi Justin,
> > Improperly written applications and/or improperly configured systems
> > might have issues with recently written files losing data.
> Again, just to make sure that I understood you correctly: Could you
> name an example?
I recommend to read my article about write barriers and journalling
filesystems for some basic understanding.
its in german tough. Actually I thought it should have been translated to
english for Linux Magazine under the title "Imposing Order", but I do not
find it on the net and it might have not been published.
Note: There is a mistake in it regarding history of write barriers. Write
barriers are not supported via device mapper. Thats why I do not use LVM
on my notebook for my productive data.
> > Just my opinion as an XFS user, your mileage might vary.
> Hopefully, it's not about opinions ...
I had not had any problems since quite some kernel releases. And there
were some power losses involved ;). At earlier times Akregator (an KDE
newsreader) said its opml was broken and a backup was restored after such
a power loss... but not since quite some kernel releases.
I had one nasty problem with corrupt data in files but that was with a
kernel that was patched with Con Koliva's patchset and didn't happen in
So since 184.108.40.206 XFS has been pretty stable for me. On a ThinkPad T42, a
ThinkPad T23 and half a dozen of workstations at work ;-).
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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