Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 15:04:31
>From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
>Ted Lemon writes:
>> I think that we have a more reliable system than that, *but*: we can
>> start calling the kettle black when we have a filesystem that never
>> needs to be fsck'd, even if the system crashes in the middle of a
>> metadata update.
>You'd be wanting AIX's JFS, then...
>(One of AIX's few cool features...)

DEC UNIX's advfs also claims to never need an fsck, so they don't ship

This made me very unhappy when an important filesystem was corrupted.

Fortunately, I did have a recent backup.  But I now take this sort of
claim with several grains of salt.

entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.