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ext4 and data loss

ext4 and data loss

Posted Mar 15, 2009 19:32 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
In reply to: ext4 and data loss by man_ls
Parent article: ext4 and data loss

It isn't a circular argument. Ext2 already existed before these other filesystems and Ext3 being the only filesystem backward compatible with it and using a very similar codebase meant that it had a leg up with distributions and users trusting it more and adopting it far more quickly. Also while Ext* has been a cross vendor effort, other filesytems like JFS and XFS were developed by a single company like SGI or IBM and never grew out of it. Btrfs made a deliberate effort to avoid this problem and has succeeded in doing so.


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