[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  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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