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Old 02-19-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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reiserfs/jfs/ext3 filesystems


hi

i wont to make a small reserch about filesystems.
after installing debian in the first time and having the crash of my life
the all system was frozen.
i wont to figure out about filesystems .

i instaled it with reiserfs which i know its not stable.

please share your experience about file systems for linux.

speed
robustness.
efficency.


eran
 
Old 02-19-2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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I have EXT3 home partitions and I use reiserfs for my /. I read that reiserfs was fast with lots of small files and since a lot of stuff is small I used it. I've never had any trouble with either filesystem and I never thought any of them were slow.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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@darkleaf: looks like you read the "important note"
 
Old 02-19-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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Reiserfs isn't stable, that's true. Ext3 is much more stable, but it's very slow and supports only files that are < 2 Gb. My choice is XFS - no 2 GB files limit, very fast and stable.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 02:05 PM   #5
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What do you mean harken?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 02:38 PM   #6
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XFS is what ? ibm file system?
so why use ext3 and not xfs?

what is the best filesystem to use any way?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 02:54 PM   #7
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XFS is a SGI file system.
It's very fast and stable, though may consume a little bit more resources. A very important feature of it is that maximal file size is about 9 exabytes. With ext3 it's 2 GB, so forget about bigger movies and DVD isos.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 01:33 AM   #8
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@darkleaf: there's another thread in this forum where the starter of this one said something about ext3 being very slow. I thought you read that since you said none of them seems slow to you.
Nevermind, maybe it's a coincidence.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:23 AM   #9
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Originally posted by harken
@darkleaf: there's another thread in this forum where the starter of this one said something about ext3 being very slow. I thought you read that since you said none of them seems slow to you.
Nevermind, maybe it's a coincidence.
Coincedence cause the thread poster asked about speed as well
 
  


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