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SubjectRe: [patch] ext2/3: document conditions when reliable operation is possible
On 08/25/2009 08:16 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On Tue 2009-08-25 20:11:21, Ric Wheeler wrote:
>> On 08/25/2009 07:53 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>>> Why don't you hold all of your most precious data on that single S-ATA
>>>> drive for five year on one box and put a second copy on a small RAID5
>>>> with ext3 for the same period?
>>>> Repeat experiment until you get up to something like google scale or the
>>>> other papers on failures in national labs in the US and then we can have
>>>> an informed discussion.
>>> I'm not interested in discussing statistics with you. I'd rather discuss
>>> fsync() and storage design issues.
>>> ext3 is designed to work on single SATA disks, and it is not designed
>>> to work on flash cards/degraded MD RAID5s, as Ted acknowledged.
>> You are simply incorrect, Ted did not say that ext3 does not work
>> with MD raid5.
> Pavel

I will let Ted clarify his text on his own, but the quoted text says "... have

Why not ask Neil if he designed MD to not work properly with ext3?


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