3887023 story Kernel Hackers On Ext3/4 After 2.6.29 Release 316 Posted by timothy on Wednesday March 25, 2009 @08:18AM from the good-things-come-from-certain-clashes dept. microbee writes "Following the Linux kernel 2.6.29 release, several famous kernel hackers have raised complaints upon what seems to be a long-time performance problem related to ext3. Alan Cox, Ingo Molnar, Andrew Morton, Andi Keen, Theodore Ts'o, and of course Linus Torvalds have all participated. It may shed some light on the status of Linux filesystems. For example, Linus Torvalds commented on the corruption caused by writeback mode, calling it 'idiotic.'"