[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sat Dec 5 23:48:31 UTC 2009


Jure Pečar wrote:
> On Sat, 05 Dec 2009 10:48:56 -0800
> John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Timo Schoeler wrote:
>>     
>>> For enterprise environments my favorite FS is XFS, YMMV, though.
>>>   
>>>       
>> I've always avoided XFS because A) it wsan't supported natively in RHEL 
>> anyways, and B) I've heard far too many stories about catastrophic loss 
>> problems and day long FSCK sessions after power failures [1] or what 
>> have you
>>
>> is B) no longer an issue?
>>     
>
> You get horror stories about anything, depending on which people you ask.
> For example, where reiserfs was supposed to eat data left and right some
> years ago, I had 6 data losing crashes on ext3 and 0 with reiserfs. On same
> machine, same disks, so same conditions. Go figure.
>
>   
Prior to 2.4.18 reiserfs was not in sync with the then ever changing vfs 
layer hence the data losses. It became stable after 2.4.18.



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