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View Poll Results: Which Is Your Preferred Linux File System?
BtrFS 19 5.54%
ext2 5 1.46%
ext3 26 7.58%
ext4 229 66.76%
FAT32 5 1.46%
JFS 12 3.50%
Lustre 0 0%
OCFS2 1 0.29%
ReiserFS 6 1.75%
XFS 24 7.00%
ZFS 16 4.66%
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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Which Is Your Preferred Linux File System?


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Old 11-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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Ext2 was the de-facto file system for the longest time, but it seems we breezed through ext3 to ext4. Anyone care to share some real world experiences that gives them cause to favor ext3 or ext4?
 
Old 11-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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If you use any of CloudLinux scripts, most only work on ext 4.
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:00 AM   #4
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Ext2 was the de-facto file system for the longest time, but it seems we breezed through ext3 to ext4. Anyone care to share some real world experiences that gives them cause to favor ext3 or ext4?
I found that ext3 performed significantly better than ext2 on sparse filesystems, and ReiserFS performed better still. Since then, my need for such high performance filesystems has waned (so I don't worry about it in the first place) and the default on installed systems went to ext4.

I'd say the choice is more a matter of "not having a problem with the new stuff" than a conscious decision. Also, most of my systems that were built with distros that used ext2 or ext3 by default have all been replaced by now.
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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my bet: BTRFS !

 
Old 11-21-2014, 11:08 AM   #6
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btrfs because of all the awesomeness of a COW filesystem and how that helps create awesome backups.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 11:12 AM   #7
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When file system sizes get up into Terabytes or even hundreds of Gigabytes, the time for fsck becomes very painful for ext2 or ext3. The fsck time for ext4 is far better.
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #8
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I generally go with what's most compatible across the board, since I never know what will wind up on my machine, experimental or not. I voted ext4.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 12:06 PM   #9
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jfs... because ibm is god and re-sizing your file system is heresy
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:21 PM   #10
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For everyday use I have a laptop and XFS.
On a file server at work I have ext4 (no UPS), with /boot mounted on an ext2.
BtrFS is amazing in certain cases, but is it stable enough?
I have used ReiserFS for a long time but I see no reason to use it nowadays.

Something I came across a few days ago... http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...15_hddfs&num=1
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:23 PM   #11
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How is FAT32 considered a Linux filesystem?

Anyway, I've mostly stuck with the EXT family, but I've been considering moving to BTRFS.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 12:25 PM   #12
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Ext4.

Btrfs is intriguing but haven't used it much.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 12:27 PM   #13
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I like xfs for big RAIDs, much better than ext3 (haven't compared with ext4) for large filesystems, and it can go larger than any of the ext2/3/4. For "normal" systems I generally use ext4 since it's the default on most distros.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 01:08 PM   #14
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Since we know Linux is for Geeks, and there's probably a reason but for us real worlders what's the difference and why should we care. Is this a coresponding issue for Apple users?
 
Old 11-21-2014, 01:15 PM   #15
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Ext4.

ReiserFS development has slowed or stopped for obvious reasons, and JFS has performance issues in certain situations.
 
  


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