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Old 09-17-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Couple questions about xfs and reiser4/reiserfs


Well first off I don't remember seeing xfs as a choice in the filesystem selection. Also how would I go about making my root partition xfs or reiser4? I've read up a bit on it and the only thing I've seen people doing is booting with a live cd and just changing it there. Since I'm going to be doing a full format and re-install I eould like to know if there is a better way to do this. Maybe a before installation setup and format of the partitions?

Thank you for all responses!
 
Old 09-17-2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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For the root partition I would choose a standart filesystem as reiserfs (but not 4), as it handle more efficently small files than xfs (and others...), at a side note P. J. Volkerding use reiserfs (3) for his root partition.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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I kinda figured you would say that heh. I probably should... Oh well I'll just make my home partition either reiser4 or xfs. Any clue which is better? I know thats kind of a broad question but which one would be better for dealing with a large amount of media files(mp3s, avis, mpegs etc.) in large mass?
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:09 PM   #4
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xfs gives very good performances in reading, copying, deleting big media files.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 10:02 PM   #5
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I uses JFS for my USB harddisk. I copy and edit file up to two Gig with no prob and it is fast too.

(USB 2, audio wave files)
 
Old 09-19-2004, 06:18 AM   #6
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OK I'll go ahead and install xfs how would I go about doing that properly on a fresh install? Should I go ahead and make the partition just reiser and then change it after installation or should I just say to skip it in install and then change it and add it to fstab? Thanks again guys
 
Old 09-20-2004, 01:06 AM   #7
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^Bumpage^ for help!
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:59 AM   #8
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I've read that:
- ReiserFS is best for small files.
- JFS is best for big files.
- XFS is almost as good as R.FS for small files, and almost as good as JFS for big files, but XFS uses more CPU.

So the article said:
- Mostly small files: use ReiserFS.
- Mostly big files: use JFS.
- Mix of the two: use XFS, if the CPU has spare power.

Myself, I use JFS for my /local partition which contains mostly sound/image/video. And I use ReiserFS for everything else.

Yves.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 05:29 AM   #9
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It is no difficult to format a XFS partition...

Say you want format /dev/hda5

/sbin/mkfs.xfs /dev/hda5

Make sure you have XFS module :
/sbin/modprobe -l | grep -i xfs

Or maybe it is built-in into kernel :
cat /proc/filesystems | grep xfs
 
  


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