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Re: [linux-lvm] JFS or XFS



On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 18:22, neuron wrote:
> reiserfs, guaranteed personally.  Especially on a mail server.

I agree, reiserfs was tuned for handling lots of small files.  Sounds
perfect for a mail server.

> I've used jfs, I crashed it twice on purpose (network swap, then disable network card), both times jfs failed to boot.  (this is because it trusts it's own journal, which a lot of people love about it, both times for me it was wrong..)
> Personally I haven't had any problems with XFS though, but I haven't used it that much.
> 

If you go with XFS, stay away from anything older than 1.3.1.

The 1.2 and prior releases had this really nice feature that they
ignored the sync command (and fsync I think).

The end result is that with a power outage or kernel lockup you could
lose lots of work.  I had one failure on a lightly used machine that had
a whole days activities still sitting in the OS disk cache when the
kernel locked up.

This is fixed in 1.3.1, 

Greg






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