[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Fri May 7 14:22:11 CDT 2010

On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 12:09:20PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 05/07/10 11:58, Meelis Roos wrote:
> > XFS has been solid for me on a few systems where I have it, but several 
> > friends have ocassionaly had different kinds of failures. Like Buffalo 
> > NAS box with ARM+Linux where one power loss brought the need to repair 
> > the filesystem and another power loss thrashed the filesystem badly.
> Yeah, that's actually the other negative that I'd heard for XFS:
> reports seem to agree that it *really* does not handle unclean shutdowns
> anywhere close to gracefully.

This was true for several years: XFS on Linux did not support write
barriers until 2.6.17.  In any modern Linux system, XFS unclean shutdowns
are as safe as any other filesystem.

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