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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "UDS is over! And in the customary wrap-up I stood up and told the audience what the Foundations team have been discussing all week. One of the items is almost certainly going to get a little bit of publicity. We are going to be doing the work to have btrfs as an installation option, and we have not ruled out making it the default. I do stress the emphasis of that statement, a number of things would have to be true for us to take that decision."
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RE[4]: Comment by bsharitt
by Kebabbert on Sun 16th May 2010 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by bsharitt"
Kebabbert
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I dont think you should focus on performance. Is your data safe with XFS, ext4, etc? No. Read these PhD thesis and research papers:




XFS is not safe against data corruption:
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~vshree/xfs.pdf




And neither is ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, etc:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/how-microsoft-puts-your-data-at-r...
"I came across the fascinating PhD thesis of Vijayan Prabhakaran, IRON File Systems which analyzes how five commodity journaling file systems - NTFS, ext3, ReiserFS, JFS and XFS - handle storage problems.

In a nutshell he found that the all the file systems have

. . . failure policies that are often inconsistent, sometimes buggy, and generally inadequate in their ability to recover from partial disk failures. "




But ZFS successfully protects your data. Here is an research paper on this:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/zfs-data-integrity-tested/811

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