[Novalug] Ext4 != Ext4. Is XFS == XFS?

James Ewing Cottrell III jecottrell3@comcast.net
Mon Dec 12 12:47:42 EST 2016


Maybe. As I have said, I still use Windows to read my mail (OK...I'll 
make it my New Year's Resolution), so I don't often have Linux available.

I also was mistaken about "doesn't work". It works Just Fine until it 
Breaks. Then it "doesn't work".

Being mistaken about the frequency of breakage led me to believe that 
the problem was mode widely known. I suppose that it's a Credit to the 
Stability of Linux that neither you, nor Jon, not to mention many 
others, have never encountered this issue.

Bottom Line: RHEL M cannot fix ext4 problems created by RHEL N ext4 
filesystems where M < N.

The question still remains whether the above sentence is true after 
s/ext4/xfs/g

I suppose I'll just have to Find Out Myself.

JIM

On 12/10/2016 8:19 AM, Peter Larsen wrote:
> James. As I said no bad intentions. But I was puzzled too. The James I
> thought I knew would not just state "doesn't work" but provide the
> specific issue.
>
> On Dec 9, 2016 22:29, "James Ewing Cottrell III via Novalug"
> <novalug@firemountain.net <mailto:novalug@firemountain.net>> wrote:
>
>     Seriously? You are Actually going to ask me THAT Question?!?
>
>     How Insulting.
>
>     It's like you don't even know who I am at all.
>
>     JIM
>
>     On 12/9/2016 1:24 PM, Peter Larsen via Novalug wrote:
>
>         Also, and this may sound a bit like an off the cuff remark, but
>         I have
>         to ask: Are you sure your RHEL7 is using ext4? The default is xfs.
>
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