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From: "Alex Deucher" <alexdeucher@...>
Subject: Re: JFS on non-intel [ Was O2 Sound and Misc Stuff]
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:05:08 -0500
On 2/9/07, J. Scott Kasten <jscottkasten@...> wrote:
>
> I'm interested in your data point.  Do you happen to remember about which
> kernel that was?  There was some general badness that affected multiple
> file systems in late 2.6.13 on into 2.6.14 or so in the way that you
> describe.  Not sure they ever really knew what the smoking gun was.
>
> Used JFS for about 6 months with the gentoo mips 2.6.13 kernel and did
> not find any issues.  Briefly with Sparc32, but don't remember
> which kernel.  On Intel, I've done extensive regressions with it.
>
> If anyone is interested, I have a thrasher script written specifically for
> this purpose.  It's a multi-threaded ruby script that creates a randomized
> directory tree, with random files, containing random data.  A CRC check is
> kept on each file.  The threads run in parallel rewriting data in the
> middle of files, truncating, resizing, creating voids, forcing the file
> system into writing multiple extents, exercising tail packing, unlinking
> files with open handles, etc...
>

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=7852301&forum_id=43911
http://www.mail-archive.com/sparclinux@.../msg00333.html

Alex

> -S-
>
> On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Alex Deucher wrote:
>
> > On 2/9/07, J. Scott Kasten <jscottkasten@...> wrote:
>
> > Be careful.  I tried to use JFS on some sparc boxes, and ran into some
> > subtle bugs that no one seemed to be able to solve that led to
> > filesystem corruption:  things like disappearing/reappearing files and
> > directories.  On the other hand I've had no problems with JFS on AMD64
> > or x86.
> >
> > Alex
> >
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