Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Mar 2009 15:47 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core The Fedora team has announced the Fedora 11 beta release. It comes packed with new features, such as Ext4 as the default filesystem, Nouveau driver by default, kernel mode setting on Intel, ATI and Nvidia drivers, many virtualization improvements, IBus input method, GCC 4.4, and much more.
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RE: Ext4 as default
by cmost on Tue 31st Mar 2009 23:57 UTC in reply to "Ext4 as default"
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Ext4 as default is not a good idea. Any loss of power can corrupt your file system to the point of not being able to recover. Unless you run a battery backup consider your choices.

Thanks for parroting this already stale news yet again! I've been running the EXT4 file system on my Debian box for months without any issues whatsoever and I highly recommend it. Of course I'll also welcome any patches that might minimize the odds of data loss. Speaking of odds, I think they're in my favor even with the file system as is. I'm not going to shy away from an advanced file system and its myriad features because the power just might go out on me. Do you constantly look up at the sky because you might get struck by lightning?

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