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Old 10-21-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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What is the difference between ReiserFS and EXT3?


Is there any benefit in using one over the other?
Just bought Slackware 11 and will be installing it soon.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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Reiser file system and ext3 file system are two different incompatible methods for storing files. Your question is very like asking the difference between ntfs and fat32. Ext3 is based on ext2 but ext3 has journalling while ext2 does not. Reiser file system is completely different and is not compatible with other file systems.

If you are new to Linux I recommend starting with a different distribution. Slackware is probably the most difficult distribution to install and configure. You should try something like PCLinuxOS. It is a lot easier to get installed and configured and doing useful work.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=488523

Read and enjoy.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 09:46 PM   #4
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FWIW, ext4 is the heir apparent:
http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS3183866977.html
"If all goes well, it's hoped that it will be ready for production systems within the next six to nine months."
 
Old 10-21-2006, 10:35 PM   #5
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It looks like I should go with EXT3, and ive got the slack install down......down on paper :lol: from last install.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 09:26 AM   #6
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What is the difference between ReiserFS and EXT3?
The creator of EXT3 is not in trouble with the law.....

All seriousness aside, the choice of file system will not make any difference to most users. EXT3 is mainstream--I would stay with that.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 09:39 AM   #7
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Because Reiser is a murder suspect [thus suspected to be dangerous], people using ReiserFS are "cool"/"dangerous"/etc. and chicks digg them. That's why I use ReiserFS anyway.

[gnikoj]
 
Old 10-22-2006, 10:46 AM   #8
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ReiserFS gives a clear performance boost to systems with many small files, like what's scattered all over my desktop PC. In some specific instances as much as a 10X boost vs. ext2 or ext3 -- how's THAT for cool! Its use in servers was never recommended.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 12:50 PM   #9
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FWIW, ext4 is the heir apparent:
http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS3183866977.html
"If all goes well, it's hoped that it will be ready for production systems within the next six to nine months."

haha, Im still using ext2
 
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It's Linux technical question, so was moved out of General.
 
  


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