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SubjectRe: New filesystem for Linux
On Fri, 3 November 2006 02:19:05 +0100, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >On Thu, 2 November 2006 22:52:47 +0100, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >>
> >>new method to keep data consistent in case of crashes (instead of
> >>journaling),
> >
> >Your 32-bit transaction counter will overflow in the real world. It
> >will take a setup with millions of transactions per second and even
> >then not trigger for a few years, but when it hits your filesystem,
> >the administrator of such a beast won't be happy at all. :)
> If it overflows, it increases crash count instead. So really you have 2^47
> transactions or 65536 crashes and 2^31 transactions between each crash.

I am fully aware the counters are effectively 48-bit. If they were
just 32-bit, you would likely have hit the problem yourself already.


Data expands to fill the space available for storage.
-- Parkinson's Law
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