Nope - there are other problems with xfs
Posted Jan 23, 2009 10:03 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: ext4 over xfs
Parent article: Ext4 to be standard for Fedora 11, Btrfs also included (heise online)
Actually it all is related to any stress-conditions. Fill the XFS
partition with bittorrent-downloaded files (no pre-allocate!) and the only
way to save this partition is to backup everything and restore from backup.
Yes, it's nasty thing to do with the FS (bittorrent with pre-allocate more-
or-less equals to creation of files from pieces in random order and if you
fill the FS to 100% there are no way to radically optimize layout - because
all files must be sparse or else they'll not fit), but I still
expect that any sane filesystem will be slow after that, not
dead. XFS failed this test consistently for a few years in row and
eventually I've just stopped caring and stopped using it...
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