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Re: [SLE] Failed ReiserFS
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:56:21 +0000
  • Message-id: <420E6D75.8060702@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
Yup, I got bit by the Reiser bug in 9.1 also, and don't use it for
anything that can't be easily dispensed w/ or recovered, JFS is loverly
tho... n/p at all since I began usung it, XFS seems to work well too, but
IIRC JFS was IBM filesystem intended for warp servers.. tho that is back in
the dark agaes <VBG>


Hey now, *I* used jfs on Warp Server! It was supposed to make recovery after a crash go much faster but the damn thing never crashed so I don't know if it actually worked... <G>

Jeff


I had a couple of failures under reiserfs with 9.1 that were never going to be recoverable whatever filesystem was used. I had a failing IDE port that first caused corruptions that were recoverable, then finally the port died and I had to change the motherboard. Rebuilt 9.1 and it's still OK upgraded to 9.2. I use reiserfs on all 5 boxes (SuSE, Mandrake, gentoo) here without problems since about SuSE 6.2 or 7.2 if my memory serves me correctly.
No substitute for good backups as hardware will ask "so what?" of your journalling filesystem when the gremlins move in.
Regards
Sid.
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