[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 16:59:48 UTC 2009


On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt> wrote:
>
>> For enterprise environments my favorite FS is XFS, YMMV, though.

> I also thought about using xfs, but I don't like the idea of it being
> dependent of an external kernel module that is always lagging behind the
> current kernel version.

This is no longer true.  The xfs kernel module offered by CentOS
became kABI-compatible sometime ago -- meaning it survives kernel
updates.  And, as of CentOS 5.4, xfs is now enabled in the kernel, so
no need for any external kernel module. But yes, this is available for
x86_64 only.

Akemi


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