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Technologies such as filesystem journaling (as used with ext3) or RAID are generally adopted with the purpose of improving overall reliability. Some system administrators may thus be a little disconcerted by a recent linux-kernel thread suggesting that, in some situations, those technologies can actually increase the risk of data loss. This article attempts to straighten out the arguments and reach a conclusion about how worried system administrators should be.

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