[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sat Dec 5 15:40:30 UTC 2009

Miguel Medalha wrote:
> I am about to install a new server running CentOS 5.4. The server will 
> contain pretty critical data that we can't afford to corrupt.
> I would like to benefit from the extra speed and features of a ext4 
> filesystem but I don't have any experience with it.
> Is there some member of the list who can enlighten me on whether ext4 is 
> mature enough to be used on a production server without too much risk?

Some people have encountered data loss issues on Ubuntu (quite some time 
back and nothing reported recently) and ext4 support is not yet official 
in Centos5/RHEL5.

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