[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Craig Tierney ctierney at hpti.com
Fri Apr 1 18:17:48 EST 2005


On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 12:22, David Kewley wrote:
> Matt Phelps wrote on Friday 01 April 2005 05:43:
> > Not to mention that xfs doesn't need fsck! No more waiting until 8PM
> > after a crash on a 1.4TB ext3 disk array at 5:15!
> 
> Are you referring to something more than plain journaling here, which 
> both xfs and ext3 have?
> 

The fact that xfs doesn't need fsck is marketing speak.
When you have problems with xfs, which does happen, the
tool is called xfs_repair.  Journaling usually takes care
of problems due to unclean shutdowns, but not always.

Craig


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