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I installed my slack 10 with da ext3, but later, desided 2 "jump" 2 reiser( i read about a new version... http://www.namesys.com/). Now i found a way to change my linux FS without reinstalling slack, if my experiment will have success, i'll wright sm guide =)
Yes, as I mentioned early on in this thread, I tried it. I like it enough that I still have it. It seems to be a bit snappier with every day workstation performance and also with things like indexing. Updatedb goes a fair amount quicker on the new filesystem. The only comparison that I really have is Reiser v3.6, as that's what I've been using for the past 2 years prior to switching over to v4.
Its a bit tricky to get installed, though, as you can't simply upgrade to it, which means you have to create it from a kernel with the patch in it (as in another linux system, basically). I made a small partition and installed with the "mm" kernel and a base system. Then, I installed from there and chrooted into the new system and built it from the bottom up this time. But, you can follow the "Hard Disk Upgrade Mini-howto" at TLDP and copy your existing system to the new filesystem as well (which is what I have done previously).
I have tried reiserfs, but have had file corruption on 2 different pcs w/it.
Both of these happened under Suse.
When I switched last year to Slackware, I started using ext3 & it's been great.
I can't tell any speed difference, but then im not using it in a production enviroment.
Other than a firewall & a small web server at my work, I'm a desktop user.
Distribution: SuSE 9.2, Slackware Current, Arch Linux 0.7
XFS where I can use it, I think is very comprable to reiserFS and still only in it's incancy, it'll be blowing the socks off of ReiserFS in a few years or so... not that file system development is really that exciting