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SubjectRe: [patch] ext2/3: document conditions when reliable operation is possible
On Sat 2009-08-29 15:22:06, Rob Landley wrote:
> On Saturday 29 August 2009 05:05:58 Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Fri 2009-08-28 07:49:38, david@lang.hm wrote:
> > > On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, Rob Landley wrote:
> > >> Pavel's response was to attempt to document this. Not that journaling
> > >> is _bad_, but that it doesn't protect against this class of problem.
> > >
> > > I don't think anyone is disagreeing with the statement that journaling
> > > doesn't protect against this class of problems, but Pavel's statements
> > > didn't say that. he stated that ext3 is more dangerous than ext2.
> >
> > Well, if you use 'common' fsck policy, ext3 _is_ more dangerous.
>
> The filesystem itself isn't more dangerous, but it may provide a false sense of
> security when used on storage devices it wasn't designed for.

Agreed.

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