This is a great series of writeups, especially since there’s so little first-party information on APFS right now.
The intentional de-emphasis of data integrity features is immensely disappointing. “Buy expensive parts and hope they don’t error often enough for our users to notice” is not an acceptable strategy.
Isn’t it all about percentages? If they are sure the failure rate for the other components besides the file system is low enough it makes sense to skip integrity checks here.
I find it more interesting that they are so sure in the first place. How did they come to that conclusion? Can eg iOS devices detect and report bit rot?
Can eg iOS devices detect and report bit rot?
I think flash is good at that.
There doesn’t look to be anything that exciting. The most exciting thing is that HFS+ is going away.
Clones open the door for potential confusion. While copying a file may take up no space, so too deleting a file may free no space. Imagine trying to free space on your system, and needing to hunt down the last clone of a large file to actually get your space back.
Did anyone else watch Silicon Valley last night?
Confusing to a point only a lady named Bernice will get it…