On 06/09/2013 06:46 AM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
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.
Thanks for pointing that out - I responded as well.
Funny that he decided to use ext4 after basing it on a google search for "xfs
zero" and did not bother to the same query with "ext4 zero length files" :)