On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 at 13:49, Dan Hollis wrote:
> FWIW I never had reiserfs nulling files... it is either more resistant
> to such situations or it operates in a totally different way than XFS.
Both ext2 and ReiserFS I find are less prone, but not immune. And I've had
messups with ReiserFS, too. They don't get nulled out, though. I'd just
get some random character in my newly-edited config file (ie: a "W" at a
line by itself somewhere).
If you want your data secure in boxes that nosedive regularly you can
either use ext3's full data journalling or one of the BSDs which do not
mount their filesystems asynchronously.
I find, though, that for servers that are locked up, pre-tested, and
backed up by a UPS, XFS is the best filesystem available on Linux
performance-wise and stability-wise. :)
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