[svlug] question re partitioning system

Darlene Wallach wallachd at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 28 14:21:02 PST 2002


I'm taking a Linux Device Drivers class. Since I will be trying to
write Linux device drivers, doesn't that increase my chances of
abrupt shutdowns?

wallachd at earthlink.net

Jeffrey Siegal wrote:

> Walter Reed wrote:
>>Hmm. My take on this is different. I'd rather take the extremely rare chance of
>>corruption with ext3 than the much higher risk of data loss (and the slow
>>reboots) due to abrupt shutdowns on ext2.
> That assumes you have abrupt shutdowns.  If you use even a very small
> UPS (with some sort of mechanism for detecting power failures, which
> could be the UPS itself, or just an old modem *not* plugged into the
> UPS), you should never have them.  The only reason would be a kernel
> crash, which is very rare.  I've not had an abrupt shutdown in several
> years of running Linux servers.
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