On Sunday 01 January 2006 06:47, Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
Florin Andrei írta:
>On Mon, 2005-12-26 at 18:46 +0100, Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
>>Well, I have installed FC3 that way (XFS on most partitions)
>>and now I regret it. All the time I have a power failure (very
>> rare) or a kernel crash, all the files that were opened O_RDWR
>> contain only zeroes after reboot.
>It's best if there's a match between the tools and the purpose.
>XFS was designed first and foremost for performance. Clean behaviour
> in the case of sudden loss of power to the processing unit is not
> exactly a high-priority design constraint for systems such as
>...since the processing unit is always behind at least one layer of
>backup/redundant/uninterruptible power supplies.
>However, the highest performance possible is one of (if not THE)
> most important design constraints.
>Another assumption behind XFS is that storage is the best quality
> and therefore it does not lie when it reports back that the data
> was flushed all the way to the magnetic layer (which is something
> that cheap IDE drives/cards lie about, sometimes).
>Bottom line: use Ext3 for the general-purpose partitions. Use XFS
> for your MythTV partition, or the one used to do video capture, DVD
> backups, ISO images, etc.
>At least that's what I do.
I wanted XFS for that purpose, too.
Anyway, I intend to retire this 2 years old Maxtor,
please suggest a SATA drive that would be reliable.
Is IBM/Hitachi Deskstar known to not lie about the flush?
Is that not a typo above, and should be IBM/Hitachi DeathStar?
>>And most of the time the Oops points to the xfs driver.
>It's been many years since I've last seen an oops on healthy
> hardware while using a "vanilla" Fedora / Red Hat install, with or
> without XFS.
I have reported a "Bad page state" for vanilla 2.6.14 on LKML, XFS
was definitely involved:
Bad page state at prep_new_page (in process 'cc1', page
ffff8100011e1278) flags:0x4000000000000004 mapping:0000000000000000
mapcount:0 count:-2228224 Backtrace:
Trying to fix it up, but a reboot is needed
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