Re: safe file systems

Harald Milz (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 02:15:00 +0200

Steven N. Hirsch ( wrote:
> At work we use JFS on IBM RS/6k boxes and Advfs on Digital Unix. AFAIK,
> they are highly tolerant of the abuse you describe.

Not necessarily. Open files are truncated to zero length on power loss or
RESET. Only the meta data is handled in a transaction oriented manner to
make sure the filesystem is consistent.