On Sat, 2003-11-08 at 06:09, Michael Davies wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
> Why does people want XFS? Any _special_ feature?
XFS was developed by SGI a while ago and has been in Irix for a longer
_time_ than any of ext2/3 and reiserfs (not sure on jfs. ext2 probably
has had more instances ever run, but I digress). This speaks for XFS's
rock solid stability.
Even if you assume existence for a long time implies stability, it only
implies stability under Irix. The VM and VFS of Linux and Irix are
vastly different in a lot of ways, so it's sort of like saying that
because one SCSI controller is rock solid under one it'll be solid under
the other ;)
*Not* that I'm against other filesystems in general or XFS in
particular. I just caution against over-generalization.
As also mentioned here, terabyte filesystems and proper ACLs are
Important stuff. I'd be installing XFS be default if anaconda had it.
You have to get past the block layer limitations for terabyte
filesystems to be much of an issue -- 2.6 should help there, but could
do with some testing in this area. ext will support up to 8 (iirc,
might have been 16) terabyte filesystems. And ext3 acls are in 2.6 as