Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2008 20:52 UTC, submitted by irbis
Linux "Ext4, being the successor to ext3, may well be the filesystem many of us are using a few years from now. Things have been relatively quiet on that front - at least, outside of the relevant mailing lists - but the ext4 developers have not been idle. Some of their work has now come to the surface with Ted Ts'o's posting of the ext4 merge plans for 2.6.25."
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erast
Member since:
2006-01-31

you forgot about hot spares and self healing capabilities in ZFS...

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diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

I didn't forgot it, again you're assuming Joe User is a datacenter admin. How many hard discs do Joe user have? One, and if he has two he's not going to do raid on them.

Self healing is not useful for desktop users, unless you want to convice them they should make their PCs more expensive by adding extra hard disk for safety. Not that it wouldn't be a good idea, but....good luck trying to convince millions of desktop users.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Self healing is not useful for desktop users, unless you want to convice them they should make their PCs more expensive by adding extra hard disk for safety. Not that it wouldn't be a good idea, but....good luck trying to convince millions of desktop users.

You're confusing things here. Self-healing doesn't need any extra hard disks. It works just fine on only one.

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