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Tuesday May 02, 2006
09:49 AM

XFS makes me nervous

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I decided to play around with my new box after I installed Fedora Core 5 on it. Since it was brand new, I re-installed everything using XFS instead of the default ext2. (Aside: seems it should at least default to ext3....) I used XFS many moons ago when I was working with big honkin' SGI machines at animation houses -- back when SGI's logo still looked cool.

When FC5 booted, I thought it had bypassed running fsck -- which is a program near and dear to an old system admin's heart. I started reading the docs and remembered that fsck is a no-op on XFS: it checks the journal at mount time. So everything's working OK, it appears.

It makes me nervous, though. I like seeing a line like

/boot: clean, xxx files ...

when the machine's coming up. Just call me an old dog.

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