I’ve been running OS X.2.2 for over a week, and today I turned on the new journalling support in the file system. Supposedly it’ll slow my system down a bit (presumably just on writes to disk), but I want the assurance that my file system will be OK after a crash.
This morning I was copying something to my iDisk, and it bogged down. I had to get to work, so I tried clicking Cancel, but the Finder was unresponsive. I finally had to just unplug and go.
When I got to work and opened the machine again, things were still stuck. I tried a restart, but 10 minutes into the shutdown process, looking at a machine that wasn’t doing anything, I powered off. The fsck on reboot found a lot of things to fix. I hope all my data is OK, but in any case, it’s time for the safeguard of the journalling filesystem.