The 2006 Linux Filesystems Workshop (Part III)
Posted Jul 6, 2006 17:45 UTC (Thu) by piman
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IANA filesystem developer, but it would seem to me the answer is no. The two causes of disk corruption are bugs (in the driver, kernel, filesystem, etc) or hardware failure (disk or memory). In the case of a disk failure, you lose whatever data was corrupted regardless of whether you use one large filesystem or many small ones. In the case of memory failure or bugs, with many small filesystems you will only corrupt the ones being written to. So the many small filesystems approach offers an advantage here as well.
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