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NSKL 05-20-2002 03:27 PM

What FS do you favor?
 
Im currently using now old ext2 on one of the computers and in my oppinion awesome ReiserFS on the other comp.
What filesystem are you guys using? What FS is the best for (Slackware or any other) Linux in your oppinion?
Thanks in advance for sharing your oppinions!
Night...
-NSKL

dorward 05-20-2002 03:48 PM

I generally use ext3, its got mature support/repair tools (as it uses the same ones as ext2) and you can convert between ext2 and ext3 non-destructivly (and while the filesystem is mounted)

Thymox 05-21-2002 06:27 AM

I prefer ext3, but I have a mixture of both ext3+Resier. Although Reiser is technically older than ext3, and should therefore be a little more reliable, ext3 is exactly the same as ext2 and can be mounted as such, which is older than Reiser, so the tools used to fix any problems have been in development longer and should be more reliable. It's swings and roundabouts, really.

griffin 05-21-2002 10:56 AM

Even though it is not included in the mainline kernel, I'm a fan of XFS. Ext2 decided to corrupt some data on my disk so I did some research and settled on XFS. Ext3 and reiserfs have had their problems in the past and are still relatively new and there are still a few bugs in them. XFS was developed by SGI and while I don't doubt that there are still bugs in it, it has been fast, reliable and it hasn't corrupted any data.

finegan 05-21-2002 06:27 PM

I only started playing with the journalers recently again after I had a fight with Reiser a while ago. For every reason stated above, I really like Ext3, especially when recovering from a kernel panic after fiddling with alpha wireless drivers and not having to sit through a 30Gb fsck.

Cheers,

Tinkster 05-21-2002 07:48 PM

G'day guys!

I was fiddling with ext3 for a few weeks on my notebook (was testing
BlueCap or something the like ;} ...) but decided to move on to a distro that
wouldn't wipe my /usr partition after a clean shutdown, claiming that the file-
system wasn't shut down properly and am now running Reiser (again)
which I've been using with SuSE for ages :}

Reiser never crapped out on me (ext3 did, better tools or not ;})

Cheers,
Tink

Aussie 05-23-2002 12:53 AM

I've been using ReiserFS with no problems, great for when a blackout stuffs up your uptime :)

Rashkae 05-23-2002 09:43 AM

EXT3 because it journals *data* as well as metadata,, AFAIK, ReiserFS only Journals metadata... (There is no need for long fschk's, but there is much higher possability of data loss in unexpected shudown.)

Brion 05-23-2002 10:16 AM

i have used Reiser for a couple of months on all my partitions, but about 3 months ago i converted all of them to ext3.

the biggest difference i noticed was that _all_ my applications use less RAM when they're loaded off an ext3 partition. i have no idea why they use less RAM but i'm not gonna complain :)

Rashkae 05-23-2002 10:28 AM

Also, with EXT3, you can always use the long standing EXT2 repair utilies, so when Linus releases production kernels that corrupt filesystems, you can always fix the mess. :)

CARTMAN 05-23-2002 05:02 PM

XFS a fsck free world :D

sewer_monkey 05-24-2002 01:28 PM

I tried SuSE 7.x with Reiser once, was really impressed by the recovery speed after a power failure. Lightning fast... 10 gigs, ziiiip!

Normally I use ext3 and ext2, again, because of their mature support/recovery tools.

jtshaw 05-29-2002 10:55 PM

I like Reiser because of the way it handles storage, and of course the fact it is a journaling fs (if a file system doesn't have a journal you won't find me anywhere near it). The balanced tree makes it about the fastest searching file system around. It is proven to me to be rock solid as far as stability and there is a lot of active development still going on.

Ext3 is pretty nice in its compatibility with ext2 but I don't think its repair tools are any better then Reiser.

xfs is nice as well, but if I am not mistaken it is the slowest of the file systems.

sewer_monkey 05-30-2002 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by CARTMAN
XFS a fsck free world :D
Hmmmm... Didn't Bill Gates promise the same thing with NTFS?;)

sewer_monkey 05-30-2002 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jtshaw
I like Reiser because of the way it handles storage, and of course the fact it is a journaling fs (if a file system doesn't have a journal you won't find me anywhere near it). The balanced tree makes it about the fastest searching file system around. It is proven to me to be rock solid as far as stability and there is a lot of active development still going on.

Ext3 is pretty nice in its compatibility with ext2 but I don't think its repair tools are any better then Reiser.

xfs is nice as well, but if I am not mistaken it is the slowest of the file systems.

You're making me want to switch over to Reiser more and more! :D Hmmmm... I wonder if the RH7.3 setup supports it...?


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