[conspire] The practice of making ext4 a default needs to die an excruciating and gruesome death

Adrien Lamothe alamozzz at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 10 23:00:26 PDT 2012

 From: Daniel Gimpelevich <daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us>
To: conspire at linuxmafia.com 
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2012 10:05 PM
Subject: [conspire] The practice of making ext4 a default needs to die an excruciating and gruesome death
"I use Tomboy Notes for a lot of handy things and I consider its
functionality essential, but I have no love for the piece of software
itself and the abhorrent Mono bloat it represents. I continue to use it,
having not bothered to investigate saner replacements."

--I recently discovered Gnote, which is a clone of Tomboy Notes, only written in C++ without any use of Mono libraries. It is available in the Ubuntu 12.04 software center, synaptic or command line APT. Highly recommended.

--Regarding Mono libs, Canonical has removed all traces of Mono from Ubuntu 12.04, but of course you could end up inadvertently installing Mono by installing software dependent on it, so be careful!

"In summary, ext4 is Not Ready for Prime Time. Any ideas what to replace it with, folks?"

--I used JFS for years, on Daniels recommendation, and experienced severe filesystem corruption maybe three times. Always good to back up your important data frequently (like at the end of every session.)

--Strangely enough, I yet to experience any ext4 problems. Maybe I'm just careful about how I use computers (graceful shutdowns of both programs and system, don't use a bunch of software at once, etc.) and that reduces the chance of bad things happening to the filesystem. Maybe someone should ask Linus to develop a filesystem, which alongside Linux and Git will surely cement his reputation as the greatest and most significant (in terms of world impact) programmer of all time.
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