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Old 07-13-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
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Filesystems: ext 2, ext 3, reiserfs. Which one?


Which filesystem should I use for a root partition ( / ) 80gb hd. Need one that is fast, stable, etc.

Doesn't ext 3 take up a lot of room?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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ext3 is probably your best bet. No, doesn't take up much room. *shrug* just one of those things, I used it [ ext3 ] instead of reiser or any of the other journal-like file systems out there.

I've had no problems concerning speed or anything of that nature when it comes to using ext3.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #3
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It's mostly a matter of preference, but you could always check out http://linuxgazette.net/102/piszcz.html

It features some benchmarks made with popular filesystems.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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reiserfs.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:57 PM   #5
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I'd say Reiser, too, and which ever journaling system
you go for, if you have any small partitions, use ext2 on
those, the journal DOES take up space (and no, it's not
linear in size ;}).



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Old 07-13-2004, 06:04 PM   #6
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just my two cents... we have used reiserfs and had difficulties with resizing partitions... ext3 can be rezised etc with almost anything... such as partition magic.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:34 AM   #7
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I could be mean and say: "If you had done more
careful planning you wouldn't need to resize ... "

But I won't! :)


Cheers,
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:39 AM   #8
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ext3 is always my suggestion even though I have use reiser a lot in the past. ext2/3 is a litlle more universal, ie if you have to boot with a rescue CD or bootable distro, to fix things...
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:49 AM   #9
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All are good, except for ext2
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:32 AM   #10
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Hey, you might want to check your spelling on your Tolkien quote, its wander, not wonder. Just thought you might want to know...
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:23 AM   #11
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Hey shamgar03 , thanks mate!
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:29 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
I'd say Reiser, too, and which ever journaling system
you go for, if you have any small partitions, use ext2 on
those, the journal DOES take up space (and no, it's not
linear in size ;}).
(!)

I use ext3 on a 3GB partition, I haven't noticed a lack of space.
How much "space" are we talkin' here?
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:53 AM   #13
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I think this also has to do with the OS you install. If i recall (it's been a while), redhat doesn't support reiserfs, so it'd be a pain to get a reiserfs on your system. On the otherhand slackware's default is reiserfs. You can even use JFS or XFS. I personally have found reiserfs to be quite stable and fast, and gives much better performance than ext3. I've yet to try XFS or JFS, and really have no intension to simply because reiser works for me. I can't wait for reiserfs4 to be incorporated into the kernel; i want to see what all this hype around it is about!
 
  


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