Tux3 Report: How fast can we fail?

Martin Steigerwald martin at lichtvoll.de
Fri May 29 04:17:35 PDT 2015

Am Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015, 20:27:50 schrieb Daniel Phillips:
> On Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:19:29 PM PDT, Andreas Karlsson wrote:
> > On 05/28/2015 07:27 PM, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> >> Not doubting you, but how would overwriting files help you recover
> >> from disk full?
> > 
> > One benefit I see is that monitoring tools based on round-robin
> > databases like Munin and MRTG can continue writing monitoring
> > data even when the disk is full.
> OK, I'll buy that. In general, it's better if as much stuff works
> as possible in a disk full state.
> Another quality metric is, it should work or fail predictably, not
> erratically, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing with no
> reason that makes sense to the user. Tux3 seems to satisfy that
> now, given some slight improvements that aren't posted yet. But of
> course it needs wider testing, another reason for merging sooner
> rather than later.

Good luck with getting it merged, Daniel!

I really like to see it in the mainline kernel.

And yes, it will make testing easier for people.

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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