[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at mikefedyk.com
Wed Dec 16 02:47:04 UTC 2009


On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Morten Torstensen <morten at mortent.org> wrote:
> On 05.12.2009 18:15, Miguel Medalha wrote:
>>> 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!
>
> 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.

Unless you're talking about desktop systems and things like flash...


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