Sysinstall automatic filesystem size generation.

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Tue Aug 30 00:45:52 GMT 2005

Matthias Buelow wrote:
>  (snippage...) I was
> merely pointing out the inadequacy of talking about "robust
> filesystems" in the context of softupdates and end-consumer harddrives.

Would you be happy if the handbook section added a caution, or referred 
to the section that discusses the write cache?

(FWIW - I have seen Linux + ext3 systems destroyed by power failure 
because the admins refused to disable write caching on ATA drives - 
Neither journelling or softupdates is much help if the HW is kidding you 
about write acknowledgment).



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