That's the problem...
Posted Jan 30, 2012 22:54 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Shared pain
Parent article: XFS: the filesystem of the future?
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
Ext3 is one of the worst possible filesystems to use if you really care about your data not getting lost (and therefor implement the fsync dance to make sure you don't loose data), because it's fsync performance is so horrid.
Right, but that's the problem: most developers don't care about these things (most just don't think about the problem at all, others just hope it all will work... somehow). Most users do. Thus we have a strange fact: in theory ext3 is the worst possible FS from "lost data" POV, in practice it's one of the best.
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