really strange ext4 behavior

Eric Sandeen sandeen at
Tue Feb 15 16:07:18 UTC 2011

On 2/15/11 7:52 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 02/15/2011 04:51 AM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> There is no real best-practice tuning without workload details;
>> without that, "defaults" is best practice.  :)
>> (except for ext3, where, for data integrity with a volatile writeback
>> cache, defaults + barriers=1, since that safe default was never accepted upstream)
> Why isn't it the Fedora default?
> Rahul

The simple answer is, usually, Fedora kernel doesn't fork upstream.


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