Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: None <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 12:55:33
>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, and can claim to
>do ext2fs better than Linux does?

Depends what the definition of "better" is.  Linux advocates claim
that non-synchronous metadata writes is a feature, and is a big
performance gain.  I'm not a filesystem guru, nor do I claim to be
one on TV, so I can't evaluate this claim on any technical merits.
What do other people think?