An olpcfs experience report

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Fri Apr 25 04:25:53 EDT 2008

On 25.04.2008, at 04:05, Michael Stone wrote:

> Over the last few weeks, I've spent a fair bit of time producing  
> several
> essay drafts and transcriptions of IRC conversations. Something you  
> may
> not have known is that I did so on top of olpcfs [1,2]. Yesterday, 1cc
> experienced a power failure which briefly took down my working  
> machine.
> Today, with some trepidation, I remounted my olpcfs and was pleased to
> discover that my data were intact.
> While I cannot claim to have stressed olpcfs in any serious fashion, I
> am happy to report that it is suitable for capturing versions of  
> simple
> plain-text essays and that it maintained its data integrity through at
> least one hard power failure. On the basis of this experience, I
> encourage others to download it, follow the instructions, and give  
> it a
> whirl:
>  git clone git://
>  cat olpcfs1/README
> Michael
> [1]:
> [2]:

This is not a technical assessment, but I like the olpcfs idea.

- Bert -

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