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attack upon XFS, misinformation abounds, linux-raid list

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Subject: attack upon XFS, misinformation abounds, linux-raid list
From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2013 05:46:21 -0500
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In a recent linux-raid list thread here:

seriously flawed arguments against the reliability of XFS, and even the
performance of XFS, are made.  The OP even quotes Dave's LCA
presentation as a performance reason to avoid XFS.  The party really
gets started at paragraph 7.

I made a brief effort to debunk his claims and explained that he can't
have O_PONIES, that he should use fsync or O_DIRECT, etc for data
safety.  To non experts/advanced filesystem users, his long winded
argument may be persuasive.  Obviously none of you experts has time to
debunk every such post, but this one may be worth a read at least,
especially given the weight Google gives to vger lists.


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