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Old 05-20-2002, 03:27 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 05-20-2002, 03:48 PM   #2
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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)
 
Old 05-21-2002, 06:27 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 05-21-2002, 10:56 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-21-2002, 06:27 PM   #5
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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,
 
Old 05-21-2002, 07:48 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 05-23-2002, 12:53 AM   #7
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I've been using ReiserFS with no problems, great for when a blackout stuffs up your uptime
 
Old 05-23-2002, 09:43 AM   #8
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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.)
 
Old 05-23-2002, 10:16 AM   #9
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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
 
Old 05-23-2002, 10:28 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 05-23-2002, 05:02 PM   #11
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XFS a fsck free world
 
Old 05-24-2002, 01:28 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 05-29-2002, 10:55 PM   #13
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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.
 
Old 05-30-2002, 01:00 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by CARTMAN
XFS a fsck free world
Hmmmm... Didn't Bill Gates promise the same thing with NTFS?
 
Old 05-30-2002, 01:02 AM   #15
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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! Hmmmm... I wonder if the RH7.3 setup supports it...?
 
  


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