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

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sat Aug 11 10:29:34 PDT 2012

Taking this back on-list:
On Sat, 2012-08-11 at 10:11 -0700, Adrien Lamothe wrote: 
> "OK, I just installed it, and it looks EXACTLY like Tomboy. It even
> instantly automagically imported all my Tomboy notes. However, I very
> quickly found a less-than-obvious difference: When Tomboy comes up, I
> can close its main window and any open notes stay open for me to work
> on. If I do that in Gnote, the program exits altogether. Definitely
> annoying. Also, Tomboy puts up a handy menu in the taskbar listing all
> notes, which you can directly go to with a single click, bypassing the
> main window. This is absent in Gnote."
> -- Gnote is still in early development; it will likely behave the way
> you wish fairly soon. You may want to contact the developer. Good
> opportunity to help finsish developing it!
> "The rise of "crash-only computing" in the industry has produced file
> systems specifically designed to prevent exactly these problems.
> Asking
> Linus to develop a new file system would be reinventing the wheel, and
> if the ext* series is any indication, he's really the wrong person to
> ask anyway. We need some of those "crash-only computing" file systems
> on
> Linux RIGHT NOW. Any pointers?"
> -- Linus is the best hope. Or ZFS changes to a free license.
> Seriously, Daniel, if you are unaware of a filesystem it likely
> doesn't exist.

I AM aware of such file systems existing, but I don't know much about
them, nor about the state of them in Linux. From what I know of ZFS, it
doesn't fall into that category.

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