Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 16:49:34 EST

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 01:21:09AM +0400, Hans Reiser wrote:
> The cost is not a crash, the cost is performance sucks.

I give a damn for the performance if my filesystem doesn't prove stable.
And I think you can't deny that all reiserfs versions for 2.4 had issues
in that area. _IF_ reiserfs proves stable in the next time I don't see
any reason why this checks should stay in.

For example I've just turned of the debugging on my ext3-using boxens.
Not only ext3 has proven stable, but I also know that if it fails there
is still e2fsck which has proven absolutly reliable in the last years.

Another example is the write support I currently add to my freevxfs driver
(and no, I'm neither working for RedHat nor is it the VxFS module that
played a central role in your 3/2000 conspiration theories): until it has
proven stable for a long time I will not even add a option to turn off
all the consistency checks I've added. I'll give a damn if ext2, reiserfs
or VERITAS will beat me until it is stable.

> Are you going to leave it on for future versions of ReiserFS, or just for Linux
> 2.4.2?

I'm not in a position to decide it. But if I'm asked for my opion (again)
the answer will depend on wether reiserfs will be more stable than now
at that point.


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