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bug#43132: [GUIX SYSTEM]: Malfunction

From: Raghav Gururajan
Subject: bug#43132: [GUIX SYSTEM]: Malfunction
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:38:46 -0400

Hi Mark and Maxim!

>> Ext4 won't detect bitrot (silent corruption of your drive's data).
>> You'll probably wake one day with a fsck that won't be able to recover
>> some files, or worst, a completely dead drive.
>> Your backups would also contain corrupted data (garbage in, garbage
>> out!).
> For what it's worth, I wholeheartedly agree with Maxim.  Btrfs did you a
> great service by calling attention to this problem with your drive, and
> it would be a shame to ignore it and switch back to ext4 where your data
> may instead be silently corrupted.
> I've been using btrfs for several years now on my x86_64 Guix system,
> and it has served me well.  Previously, I used ext4, which would
> silently leave some of my files empty after crashes.  I've never seen
> that happen with btrfs.

Yeah, makes sense. I have placed an order for WDS100T2B0A.

Thanks folks!


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