That's probably one of the big reasons I've found reiserfs (3) so stable
here, at least after ordered-by-default hit the tree. I ran a system for
some time with an annoying memory bus error issue (generic memory rated a
speed notch higher than it should have been, a BIOS update eventually let
me limit memory speed by a notch, after which it was absolutely stable)
that would crash the system with MCE errors relatively frequently. 100%
reiserfs, no UPS, no problems after ordered-by-default, tho I certainly
had some previous to that.
I'm running the same system but with a memory and CPU upgrade now, and
with reiserfs on mdp/kernel RAID-6, system directly on one RAID-6
partition (with a second for a backup system image), everything else on
LVM2 on another one. Despite the lack of barriers on the stack as
explained in last week's barrier article, and despite continuing to run
without a UPS and having occasional power outages that often trigger a
RAID-6 rebuild, I've been VERY happy with system integrity.