Ext4 to be standard for Fedora 11, Btrfs also included (heise online)
Posted Jan 25, 2009 19:29 UTC (Sun) by Nelson
In reply to: Ext4 to be standard for Fedora 11, Btrfs also included (heise online)
Parent article: Ext4 to be standard for Fedora 11, Btrfs also included (heise online)
I think the data safety claims are spurious at best, XFS is a serious filesystem with serious developers, made by a serious company. There simply aren't semantics for UNIX defined for what is supposed to happen when you lose power mid-write. My experience, they are both par. All the stories seem to be anecdotal, and the fact of the matter is whatever filesystem you're running when you lose data is going to become a defacto POS in your mind after that.
The big difference between the ext(x) family and XFS and JFS is ext(x) seem to be supported, really well. The others are still kind of bolt-ons to various distributions. I ran an all XFS Mandrake/Mandriva and Fedora systems for years, you'd be shocked how many times you'd' install a kernel upgrade and have a non-bootable system. I got to the point I'd never even consider doing a full distribution upgrade. The situation might be better now but for a very long time it looked like just a handful of kernel devs so much as cared about XFS, let alone enhanced it and kept it fresh with the rest of the kernel.
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