17 Sep 2001 tef   » (Apprentice)

more filesystems (Noticing a pattern yet?)
Ended up talking to mike about filesystems, basically he's being using resier to avoid fsck on a webcache. (don't blame him though, I should be using XFS soon on /home). fsck is a problem on a 36gb system apprently.. so I got thinking about a temporary filesystem where data recovery is non existant. The idea instead of running fsck on the fs when rebboting after a crash, it would be quicker to mkfs then mounting. (this is why it's called tempfs) quicker yet would be a dd copy of a nice clean superblock). If I was serious about this i'd patch a copy of ext2 for speed (no updating timestamps etc), and have the stickybit permanently in effect. (so it could be used for tmp and a cache...). It would probably write a clean root dir when it mounted perhaps. and of course if you wanted to recover the data after a crash you could always fsck it and mount it as an ext2 drive. (Isn't technology wonderful)
got certified as apprentice and I didnt even bribe the people :)

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