[CentOS] Centos 5 on Large Disks.

Christopher Chan christopher at ias.com.hk
Tue Oct 23 15:09:15 UTC 2007

Shawn Everett wrote:
>> I will be telling them wait for a power loss, wait for the XFS code to
>> shut down one of its filesystem for no reason, take a good look at the
>> neverending stream of bug fixes in the mainline kernel, take a look at
>> those kernel developers who have openly announced they want nothing to
>> do with the XFS codebase and to note the fact that the XFS code is the
>> largest there is for a filesystem due to all the workarounds they have
>> had to put into to deal with Linux's different vm and other stuff.
> I have a couple mission critical servers (3TB) that I formatted with JFS.  
> I have been completely happy with the results and have yet to see any 
> filesystem corruption.

Great! JFS takes second on all benchmarks. Writes, reads, ... you name 
it. The only question that I have had was was it stable but I had yet to 
hear about it being used.


A bit old but I doubt things have changed much since then.

> A JFS Fsck on the drive takes only a few seconds even after a crash.
> I have created and moved various large files without a problem.  I have 
> also pulled the plug during write intensive operations.
> Just wanted to add another vote for JFS. :)

+1 :-D

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