Subject: Re: LFS partition limitations
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/03/2000 13:51:04
}>My husband thought it would be better. He's started using one of the
}>Linux journaling filesystems on his laptop, and his reasoning was such
}>that given the testing he's doing, he ends up power cycling it semi
}>regularly, he figured that the journaling file system would leave him
}>much less vulnerable to corruption.
}the line of reasoning here seems to goo something like this:
} * Linux ext2fs is crap
} * On Linux, log-structured filesystems avoid the ex2fs braindamage.
} * Thus, log-structured filesystems are a win on Linux.
} * Therefore, log-structured filesystems will be a win on NetBSD.
}But since FFS with softdeps doesn't suffer from the brain-damage of
}totally-async ext2fs, the last step isn't really justified :).
Heh. In the interest of a happy marriage, I tend to avoid calling
my husband's favored operating system and its components crap. I
just drop things like the Wasabi System's "Why NetBSD" article in
front of him.
Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager