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File system journaling won't prevent all disk damage
Authored by: brontitall on Jan 17, '04 07:59:10PM

Don't get me wrong, I'm not doubting that you have file system corruption, I'm just peeved at what I see is an attitude among many Mac users at just accepting that such things are a fact of life and working around it. This may not apply to you, but certainly does to many others. Maybe it's what they've been used to in Classic MacOS, but in this day and age it's not good enough.

What I was getting at was that if this IS the result of bugs in the code the we should all be screaming blue murder at apple to fix one of the most crucial parts of the kernel. If it's hardware issues with third party hardware then there's not much they can do about it.

As for cosmic rays, don't get me started on lack of parity/ECC RAM. I've had unreported file corruption due to one bit in 1GB of RAM in my laptop being stuck. The worrying thing is that the Apple Hardware test CD reported no faults, but a little user-space app that I coded up in an hour could see the problem!

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