NT's journaling isn't. (RE: Increasing limit on SCSI hard drives)

Ben Kosse (bkosse@thecreek.com)
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 15:00:27 -0700

> Yes, I think a journaling file system for Linux would be a
> VERY good idea - personally, I'm fed up of having a disk
> check (fsck) every time I get a crash (ie, when I haven't
> shutdown cleanly - that's me, Mr dirty shutdown, always
> locking up in X, and who knows what... You just CAN'T get
> the staff these days).
Yes, I heartily second this idea. However, I am content with ext2fs for

> Seriously... IMHO, Linux has alot to learn from NT in this
> respect. Hopefully, someone, somewhere (in Summer time...)
> will have the time and where-with-all to develop something
> similar to NTFS for Linux.
OK, maybe NTFS is journaling, but when it thinks it has to do a chkdsk
on startup, it takes longer on a 1.5GB partition than Linux does on a
2.5GB partition. And usually, when your system crashes, you need to run
a chkdsk. The words reported are something like: "CHKDSK found and fixed
minor problems."

Now, given that CHKDSK thinks totally corrupted files are "minor
problems" it worries me greatly.

So, let's *NOT* develop something like NTFS for Linux, OK? Three
disgusting file systems are enough (FAT, FAT32, NTFS).

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