And of course, we can still mount ext3 explicitly data=ordered.
Oh for the days when Linux filesystem devs cared more about reliability than benchmarks... no matter whose fault the data loss might be. Things have changed since the Tweedie days.
Today, I use ext4 with nodelalloc. I tried ext4 at its defaults. But the first time power was lost (and the UPS failed) we had to rebuild a bunch of C/ISAM files. Never in our long history with ext3 did we *ever* have anything like that happen. (And my customers are bad about letting their UPS's go.) Personally, I think nodelalloc should be default, with delalloc available as a mount option.
Current Linux filesystem devs just seem reckless to me.
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