Posted Dec 20, 2008 3:55 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Please, stop...
Parent article: Tux3: the other next-generation filesystem
You must have seriously misread the post to which you responded. It doesn't mention special features of hardware. It does mention special flaws in hardware and how XFS works in spite of them.
I too remember reports that in testing, systems running early versions of XFS didn't work because XFS assumed, like pretty much everyone else, that the hardware would not write garbage to the disk and subsequently read it back with no error indication. The testing showed that real world hardware does in fact do that and, supposedly, XFS developers improved XFS so it could maintain data integrity in spite of it.
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