[CentOS] xfs on 5.2 (live cd + dvd)

Michael Kress kress at hal.saar.de
Thu Jul 31 00:12:54 UTC 2008

Brent L. Bates wrote:
>      As far as I'm concerned, XFS is the ONLY file system to use, period.  If
> you care about not only performance, but also reliability, use XFS. 

I can confirm this, I had quite a few power line cuts and xfs always had 
mercy upon me.

>  XFS
> compiled into kernel support isn't needed any more since 4.x.  It is now in
> modules.  On the Scientific Linux group, the person doing the 4.x Live CD/DVD
> added XFS support at one point, after I asked him about it.  I do not know if
> he has made that standard now or not.  

So can I consider the xfs module implementation as being well tested and 

> Red Hat strips out XFS support from
> everything they do, so that makes things harder to do.  I guess they do not
> like competition from SGI and do their best to discourage XFS use.  Some
> Scientific Linux and CentOS people try to put it back in to some extent.  I've
> had to create my own DVD's with full XFS support, including fresh full
> installs of only XFS file systems.  Also included XFS support in rescue mode.
>  I did that for 4.x.  I didn't do it completely right and I haven't had a
> chance to try it again for 5.x.  I really need to do that, but just never have
> the time to get it done.  I wish someone else with more experience doing these
> things would do it.


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