Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: Manuel BOUYER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1997 12:42:11
Manuel BOUYER writes:
> On Jun 11, Perry E. Metzger wrote
> > Manuel, one question:
> > Linux's ext2fs has a serious flaw in it -- it does not do synchronous
> > metadata writes, ever. You derived our ext2fs from ffs -- does that
> > mean that we properly do synchronous metadata writes,
> Yes. If it appears that in some conditions metadata are not written
> synchronously, this is a bug.
> However, the "-o async" option is available.
> > and can claim to
> > do ext2fs better than Linux does?
> We do ext2fs slower, but safer ... This now depend on what you call
> "better" :)
I find this endlessly amusing.