opinion on XFS
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed May 8 16:15:29 PDT 2002
> inner workings of the Linux kernel would feel this way. However, from a
> user/administrator standpoint XFS is a wonderful option to have. We use
but why? what problem do you have with ext2/3? I was talking to
someone today who thinks that server FSs should be designed to
handle hard power-offs. I think that's silly, but don't mind that
ext3 does. similarly, I don't think it makes sense to design FS's
to support DB-like query, or even to support a billion files in one
directory, or to optimize the packing of trivial-sized files.
at least not here, that is, a compute-cluster mailing list.
ext2/3 have always done just fine in performance and robustness
in the expected server environment - platter-level throughput,
robust fsck, etc.
in short, what is it that XFS offers that people want so badly?
(yes, it's true I don't see the point to reiserfs either.)
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