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Old 09-11-2007, 08:56 AM   #46
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i still use ext2 on all partitions - i have learned that if it works for gawd sake dont break it undelete is nice too
 
Old 09-11-2007, 11:05 AM   #47
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You might wanna try ext3. It is sooo much better and it is stable for a looong time.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 03:42 PM   #48
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yes but with little fingers here things can be deleted and have you have ever seen a teenager go into a huff because they have deleted part of their homework ? i have and its not pretty - so thats way i stick with ext2 - good old undelete
 
Old 09-11-2007, 05:11 PM   #49
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I prefer and recommend JFS ... and here's a benchmark:

http://linuxgazette.net/122/piszcz.html

(it's a rather good one, I think)

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:54 PM   #50
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For general linux-ing around, is there much difference between the different file systems? Right now, everything is done in ext3. My partitioning scheme looks like this:

hda1 /boot
hda2 swap
hda3 /
hda5 /home
hda6 /files

A friend recommended ReiserFS as a better alternative, and that it was quite a bit faster. Is there something better than ReiserFS?

Is it in my best interest to move to ReiserFS? Why would I want to hang onto ext3?

Is there a tool to convert ext3 partitions to ReiserFS, and hang onto my files?

Now, I read that ReiserFS is being surpassed by Reiser4. It has been a while since I have installed, and I haven't messed with a kernel in a while. Is Reiser4 even supported by the linux kernel now?
your ext3 file system is perfectly fine! if you were running a financial processing server you might be concerned with performance issues but ext3 is essentially a transaction based file system. it's not worth making huge changes to your system outside of a full system reinstall.

but for what it's worth, reiserfs is my default file system. i only use ext2 other than that and thats only when i'm dealing with data i would rather be able to erase as transaction based systems rarely give you the ability to truly 'shred' documents properly.

- perry
 
Old 09-26-2007, 03:43 AM   #51
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Luckily, john has gone away after being rightly reprimanded by the moderators.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #52
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I looked at the Reiser4 benchmarks there...

Regarding the advantage of LZO compression, it sure is evident:
i can compare the SLAX 5.1.8.1 and Slax 6.0.0. The former uses the new LZO compression and the increase in speed is obvious despite the larger amount of raw data processed.
BTW, LZO is a compression method trading size in favor of speed.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 08:18 AM   #53
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I prefer and recommend JFS ... and here's a benchmark:

http://linuxgazette.net/122/piszcz.html

(it's a rather good one, I think)
Yep, that's the file system I prefer as well:-)
 
Old 09-26-2007, 12:48 PM   #54
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As i told before, i wanted to try out JFS.

I installed it 2 weeks ago in my /home partition and left / with reiserfs. JFS is great! Im loving it, had a couple of dirty unounts (some accidentaly and others not :P) and JFS has never let me down, my data is always there and everything works smoothly.

Im going to stick with JFS for a while
 
Old 09-26-2007, 09:05 PM   #55
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reiserFS.......obviously
reiser kill his wife??? weird thing in the linux world
 
Old 09-27-2007, 04:52 AM   #56
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reiserFS.......obviously
reiser kill his wife??? weird thing in the linux world
and here we go again, another time around ... another troll is here ...
 
Old 09-27-2007, 06:36 AM   #57
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reiserFS.......obviously
reiser kill his wife??? weird thing in the linux world
I would rather say it's wierd that there is a Patch for the reiser4 that makes the tests biased towards it, yet noone makes a unbiased test about it.
This kind of stuff ain't supposed to happen to open-source projects. Open source is about the facts and truth after all.

Regarding mr. Reiser, it's completely his private matter where he is spending his free time (jail, crime, ice-cream, library...) and in no way does it measure against the quality of his code. It's not who writes it but how the code performs.

With that in mind, It seems that JFS and EXT4 are safer bet on long-term, regardnig the Reiser's project dependency on a single man.

XFS was and is a CPU hungry high-performing FS, When it comes to latency and resource limited BOXEN, the EXT2 (for kernel+RAM usage) and JFS (for CPU-demand) are the favorites...

ReiserFS and EXT3/EXT4 seem to be the midway option in between those as a compromise biased towards one or the other.

P.S.
And plese follow up the comments regarding Mr.Reiser in that other thread, keep this one to comparing FileSystems only. :-)
 
Old 09-27-2007, 08:05 AM   #58
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XFS was and is a CPU hungry high-performing FS, When it comes to latency and resource limited BOXEN, the EXT2 (for kernel+RAM usage) and JFS (for CPU-demand) are the favorites...
That is why I switched from EXT3 to JFS, I found that my CPU load was significantly higher using EXT3. Running the JFS has reduced the load on my CPU a lot.
 
  


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