Posted Oct 27, 2012 22:13 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: An update on the ext4 corruption issue
Parent article: An update on the ext4 corruption issue
It is a rare opportunity to see a piece of news develop from its origin to a huge storm, and probably back to a tempest in a teapot. Once it has been established that it requires an esoteric combination of software and hardware, the "but ext4 is so unstable" camp will lose its feeble ammunition over this non-issue.
Of course that for you this is a huge problem, and it is well-deserved attention from the kernel devs. But this reminds me of aviation: once all accidents are really freak accidents (a weird combination of three or more very unusual factors), you know that commercial airlines are really safe.
It is a huge relief because there isn't anywhere else to go: btrfs is immature, ext3 would probably not be a good idea on today's disks. Perhaps XFS could be a valid option? After its period of widely reported unsafeness there have been good reports here on LWN, if I remember well.
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