[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 17:51:13 UTC 2009


Miguel Medalha wrote:
>> (...) The xfs kernel module offered by CentOS
>> became kABI-compatible sometime ago -- meaning it survives kernel
>> updates.
> 
> That is a clear improvement over the previous situation. I did suspect 
> it but was not sure about it. Thank you for the information. I will do 
> some tests with xfs, then.
> 
>> 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
> 
> ... a decision that many people have trouble at understanding!

It seems like a logical choice, given that xfs tends to crash with the 4k stacks 
in the 32 bit kernel especially when layered with lvm/md/nfs.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com




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