Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 21:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X John Siracusa, the Mac OS X guru who writes those insanely detailed and well-written Mac OS X reviews for Ars Technica, once told a story about the evolution of the HFS+ file system in Mac OS X - he said it was a struggle between the Mac guys who wanted the features found in BeOS' BFS, and the NEXT guys who didn't really like these features. In the end, the Mac guys won, and over the course of six years, Mac OS X reached feature parity - and a little more - with the BeOS (at the FS level).
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RE: HFS+ crashes
by Matt Giacomini on Mon 26th Oct 2009 16:39 UTC in reply to "HFS+ crashes"
Matt Giacomini
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2005-07-06

Count me on this list too. I have lost two file systems due to corruption in the last 2 years.

In both cases DiskWarrior was able to recover them. Which leaves me wondering which aspect of HFS+ I should be more pissed off about.

1) That HFS+ is a curruption monkey filesystem.

2) That apple utilities are so crappy that they can't even repair their own file system.

I have not had a Windows, Solaris, or Linux file system corrupt on me since 2002. <- and of course the utilities provided by the OS were able to fix it.

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