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Just spent about two hours recovering from some filesystem corruption on my OS X boot volume. My Palm Desktop “User Data” file was crosslinked with a VM swap file. And this is not the first time this has happened, either.

I am thankful for Retrospect and my backups (which happen to be in Boston, but it still works), Timbuktu and DiskWarrior.

OS X really, really, badly needs a decent filesystem with crash recovery. Windows has NTFS; Linux has JFS, XFS, reiserfs, and ext3fs; FreeBSD has UFS with softupdates; OS X needs something soon. And I need to move my swap files to another disk, real soon now.

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