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Old 01-09-2002, 05:37 AM   #1
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Question Which jounalized file system?


Hi,

I'm using mandrake 8.1 and when installing it I had no idea which file system to use. In the end I plumped for Ext3 as I wanted a journalized file system. I am aware that others exist such as ReiserFS, XFS and JFS. What are the benefits of each? Which one should I use?

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Old 01-09-2002, 09:02 AM   #2
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ext3

i'm using ext3 in a number of rh systems and one advantage to it is that the filesystem is really ext2 formated with a journal added to it - if you run into any problems you can mount it as ext2, no problem. and, you can add the journal (convert ext2 --> ext3) without reformating. It works perfectly for me.
 
Old 01-09-2002, 09:48 AM   #3
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I have been using ReiserFS for a long time and recently started using ext3 on my laptop. I have never had a problem with either. If I had to choose between the two I would have to go with ReiserFS.

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Thanks for the reply. Could you explain your reasoning? I understand that ext3 journals meta-data and data and Reiser only journals meta-data. Therefore your data is more at risk using Reiser if someone pulls the plug.

Laptops do have built-in UPSs though don't they?

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Old 01-09-2002, 11:31 AM   #5
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ext3 lets you set what it journals... the default is 'ordered data' which is, i think, data + metadata. you can set it to do only metadata or whatever you like. ReiserFS probably has similer options.

UPS - the laptop battery can be monitered by linux and shut down automatically and safely, yes.
 
Old 01-09-2002, 11:45 AM   #6
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ext3 is just ext2 + journaling. ReiserFS was written from scratch. Also Reiser just "seems" faster to me (especially on very large dirs).

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