On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 07:55:32AM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> I think it's important to remember that XFS has been in use for -many-
> years on irix, on everything from personal desktops to huge servers
> with filesystems on the order of tens of terabytes. While I'm
> sure that usage patterns will affect the life of any device, I don't think
> that this has been a problem in general.
I think this is mostly a matter of IDE disks often not being very
So far, I've not had SCSI disks which died show a particular excessive
defect pattern in places like the superblock, swap spaces, and other
high-use areas. Of course, I usually don't look.
I _have_ seen it on IDE.
> (And, I can think of other disk usages patterns which could result in
> disproportional use of one area of a disk - /var/log partitions, for
I would imagine that programs which access raw partitions would have usage
patterns which would hit certain areas very hard in comparison to others.
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