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View Poll Results: Which filesystem for root will you choose for your next Slackware installation?
Ext2: Standard Linux Ext2 Filesystem 5 2.69%
Ext3: Ext3 Journaling Filesystem 10 5.38%
Ext4: Ext4 Journaling Filesystem 136 73.12%
JFS: IBM's Journaled Filesystem 13 6.99%
ReiserFS: ReiserFS Journaling Filesystem 6 3.23%
Btrfs: Btrfs Copy-on-Write B-tree Filesystem 8 4.30%
XFS: SGI's Journaling Filesystem 8 4.30%
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:36 AM   #16
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I will use JFS as usual. Maybe when btrfs gets a working fsck I will try it.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 06:29 AM   #17
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aufs3 (tmpfs over squashfs in ext2).
 
Old 09-25-2012, 07:11 AM   #18
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I will use JFS as usual. Maybe when btrfs gets a working fsck I will try it.
It have at least a not very well tested version now: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index....k_like_tool.3F
 
Old 09-25-2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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It have at least a not very well tested version now: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index....k_like_tool.3F
Yes, but it is experimental. I will wait a bit.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #20
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I prefer jfs, also use ext4. I have more that one Slackware (almost 14.0) install.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #21
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If you use XFS you got to be really careful that you never write a boot sector to the XFS partition, based on what I have read some. XFS uses the partition right from the very first sector, and so writing a boot sector like with lilo by mistake will destroy the XFS filesystem. I don't think ext4 has this gotcha.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #22
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aufs3 (tmpfs over squashfs in ext2).
I didn't include it in the list as it is not shipped in Slackware (it's not included in kernels provided by Linus), let alone proposed by Slackware's installer. The same would apply to Reiser4, though nobody mentioned it in this thread (yet).

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #23
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I was a happy user of reiserfs for few years - never experienced any serious problems. Few weeks ago I reformatted my root partition to ext4 after reading a thread about above-mentioned filesystems on LQ. Time will show if it was a right move. I'm still using reiserfs for my home partition.
I choose ext4, although I probably won't install 14.0 from scratch (I'm using current right now).
 
Old 09-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #24
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Been using ext4 without issue since the release of 13.37 so I see no reason to change.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #25
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ext4

in the past I used Reiserfs
 
Old 09-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #26
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I've always been using the ext-filesystems beginning with ext2 back in the old days. So I will stay with ext4 when I perform fresh installs with the new Slackware-14.

Markus
 
Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #27
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Yet another poll of such question.

Depending on situation: on isolated system - ReiserFS, if Windows is neighbour - ext3.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #28
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on isolated system - ReiserFS, if Windows is neighbour - ext3.
Out of curiosity : why different choices depending on that?
 
Old 09-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #29
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If you use XFS you got to be really careful that you never write a boot sector to the XFS partition, based on what I have read some. XFS uses the partition right from the very first sector, and so writing a boot sector like with lilo by mistake will destroy the XFS filesystem. I don't think ext4 has this gotcha.
For my own peace of mind, installing lilo to the MBR avoids this issue, correct?
 
Old 09-25-2012, 07:55 PM   #30
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ext4 just because I've never used anything else
 
  


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