[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?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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