fsck / xfs
Posted Mar 20, 2007 13:24 UTC (Tue) by rfunk
In reply to: fsck
Parent article: The 2007 Linux Storage and File Systems Workshop
When SGI first introduced XFS for Irix, they talked about "no need for fsck, ever", just as
the ZFS proponent above does. Later they were forced to admit that there are times
when filesystems need to be checked or repaired, and they introduced tools for doing so.
Unfortunately, those tools probably aren't as useful when things go wrong as they would
be if the need for them had been anticipated from the start. Like you, I've discovered the
hard way that XFS is very bad for situations when the disk might accidentally lose power
or get disconnected unexpectedly. SGI apparently designed it for a stable server-room
I've never had a problem with ext3, and am slowly migrating my XFS filesystems to ext3.
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