[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 20:43:27 UTC 2009


Miguel Medalha wrote:
>> XFS is not stable on 32-bit systems. You should not use it there. You 
>> need a 64-bit kernel.
>>
>> Default for servers should be 64-bit now anyway. Not many reasons left 
>> for a 32-bit system, and more and more 3. party applications have less 
>> and less support for 32-bit platforms in general.
>>   
> 
> That is for you rich people :-) Not everyone can afford the latest and 
> greatest server hardware. There are tons of older servers out there. I 
> still manage some servers with only 2GB of RAM and some of their 
> motherboards accept a *maximum* of 4GB. Those precious few GB are better 
> used with a 32bit OS, don't you agree?

If they do what you want without making you wait, why even consider changing the 
filesystem that has been working for years on these machines?

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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