Posted Jan 25, 2009 11:19 UTC (Sun) by man_ls
In reply to: Barriers, shmarriers...
Parent article: Ext4 to be standard for Fedora 11, Btrfs also included (heise online)
Right, barriers are only a means for an end; as our kind editor told us some time ago corruption is not very likely except in contrived tests, and in practice few people have ever seen it. OTOH it seems that all XFS users have seen corrupted data on a power off, and it hurts. So in a way yes, we are taking the absence of barriers into account.
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