On 2009-03-25, Bob Hauck <postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:00:01 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch
>> Linus Torvolds calls ext3 "moronic".
>> "This is why I absolutely _detest_ the idiotic ext3 writeback behavior. It
>> literally does everything the wrong way around - writing data later than
>> the metadata that points to it. Whoever came up with that solution was a
>> moron. No ifs, buts, or maybes about it."
> But unless things have changed, writeback is not the default. Ordered
> is. And ordered mode writes the data first, then the metadata, which
> apparently Linus agrees with.
> So I don't think this is a general criticism of ext3 but rather a
> criticism of the worth of that particular mount option (and presumably
> of ext4 as well, I don't feel like reading the whole thread).
I read 4 or 5 posts. It appears Linus is griping about a particular
function (not default necessarily) of ext3/ext4, not about ext3 in
In short Roy didn't have anything to write about even if he knew of its
existence. But a renowned FUDpacker like Erik can't afford to miss an
opportunity to bitch about Roy in his neverending quest to get Roy's
Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
Or Erik in any sized group.