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SubjectRe: XFS and journalling filesystems
On Tue 1999-06-01 (02:28), David S. Miller wrote:

> I'm afraid your concerns about kernel code size eating into buffer
> cache or user memory are slightly out of date. These days it seems
> damn near impossible to buy anything with less than 32 MB memory!
>
> There are third world countries where Linux is used heavily where a
> 486 with 16MB of ram is a "big computer". These concerns are by no
> means out of date at all.

Of course you are right. But I guess you don't need a journalling FS on
such machines, because the hard disks will be small, too, so fsck time
isn't such a big issue.

Of course, if ext2fs is dropped from the standard kernel distribution in
favour of XFS, there might be some problem on lowest-end machines---but,
given the installation base of ext2fs, I don't think that will ever
happen.

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