Journaling file system

Colonel Panic

macrumors newbie
Oct 20, 2002
Come on Apple, you're freakin' BSD not Linux...

Journalled filing systems are not the traditional BSD way to go. Linux uses many nice systems, including ReiserFS (which is faster and way way way more reliable than ext2), and SGI uses XFS (also quite cool), but FreeBSD etc use the superior softupdates system. This is much more effective at keeping data integrity, with no speed hit. Weird choice, Apple.


macrumors 65816
Oct 9, 2002
Sydney, Australia
explain what the softupdates system is and then let us judge if it is superior or not. I would like to know what you are going on about. If it is available for BSD it can be made to work on OSX.