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Old 11-16-2010, 05:17 PM   #16
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Just a personal account regarding "robustness" of XFS:

I had XFS for the / & /home partition of one of my boxes; three times
during normal operation (compiling some source tarballs) I got tripped by
I/O errors within half a year. Nothing would work, and on reboot the box
wouldn't come up. I had to boot of a live CD, and run the xfs_repair
tool on the unmounted partitions.

I first suspected HDD issues, but after the third occurrence reformatted
w/ reiserfs, and had no problems since.

Old 11-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #17
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The cause may have been the data cable. I remember a similar problem: all of a sudden, a partition would become inaccessible and my logs would signal I/O errors; then I had to reboot and run xfs_repair. What was intriguing is that it always was an xfs partition, never one of the ext3 partitions on the same drive. Since none of the xfs partitions on the other drives were affected, it seemed unlikely it was a structural problem with the type of file system. Replacing the cable was the last thing I thought about but it turned out to be the solution.
Old 11-16-2010, 08:57 PM   #18
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FWIW, RHEL 6 was just released ...
Another big change in RHEL 6 is the wide selection of disk formatting options, including ext4. You know a Linux feature has arrived when it makes its way to the conservative enterprise releases like RHEL and such is the case with ext4 file system, which is now the default filesystem format in RHEL 6.

That's good enough for me, although I'm going to wait for the Centos re-spin to come out.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:01 AM   #19
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Lol! You know, they featured his case on "Unsolved Mysteries" or one of those other true-crime magazine shows a few months back. I was insulted they refered to Hans as merely "a computer programmer."


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