Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.orgregarding reiser4 inclusion

From: Adrian Ulrich
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 10:50:25 EST

> > While filesystem speed is nice, it also would be great if reiser4.x would be
> > very robust against any kind of hardware failures.
> Can't have both.

..and some people simply don't care about this:

If you are running a 'big' Storage-System with battery protected
WriteCache, Mirroring between 2 Datacenters, snapshotting.. etc..
you don't need your filesystem beeing super-robust against bad sectors
and such stuff because:

a) You've paid enough money to let the storage care about
Hardware issues.
b) If your storage is on fire you can do a failover using the mirror.
c) And if someone ran dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda you could
even rollback your Snapshot.
(Btw: i did this once to a Reiser4 filesystem (overwritten about
1.2gb). fsck.reiser4 --rebuild-sb was able to fix it.)

..but what you really need is a flexible and **fast** filesystem: Like

(Yeah.. yeah.. i know: ext3 is also flexible and fast.. but Reiser4
simply is *MUCH* faster than ext3 for 'my' workload/application).


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