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11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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188as the creation of large filesystems, the use of many small files, very large 188as the creation of large filesystems, the use of many small files, very large
189files and directories containing tens of thousands of files. 189files and directories containing tens of thousands of files.
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193<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling that is fully supported 193<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust
194under Gentoo Linux's xfs-sources kernel. It comes with a robust feature-set and
195is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this filesystem on Linux 194feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this
196systems with high-end SCSI and/or fibre channel storage and a uninterruptible 195filesystem on Linux systems with high-end SCSI and/or fibre channel storage and
197power supply. Because XFS aggressively caches in-transit data in RAM, improperly 196an uninterruptible power supply. Because XFS aggressively caches in-transit data
198designed programs (those that don't take proper precautions when writing files 197in RAM, improperly designed programs (those that don't take proper precautions
199to disk and there are quite a few of them) can lose a good deal of data if the 198when writing files to disk and there are quite a few of them) can lose a good
200system goes down unexpectedly. 199deal of data if the system goes down unexpectedly.
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204<b>JFS</b> is IBM's high-performance journaling filesystem. It has recently 203<b>JFS</b> is IBM's high-performance journaling filesystem. It has recently
205become production-ready and there hasn't been a sufficient track record to 204become production-ready and there hasn't been a sufficient track record to

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