Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Hans Reiser (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 10:38:12 EST

This "feature" of not guaranteeing that a write that is in progress when the machine crashes will
not write garbage, has been present in most Unix filesystems for about 25 years of Unix history. It
is not that we are deviant on this, it is that a tradeoff is made, and for most but not all users it
is a good one to make.

reiser4 will do it better though by making data logging available as an option with only a moderate
performance penalty.

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