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Old 01-27-2004, 01:12 AM   #1
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Filesystems: Reiser vs. Ext3

When I installed SuSE 8.2 after I bought this computer, I decided to use ReiserFS instead of Ext3. I used Ext2 on my old computer, but since Reiser seemed to be SuSE's preferred FS, I went with that (figured it was worth a try).

Anyway, now I'm kinda curious, what's the difference between the two? Any advantages to Reiser over Ext3 or vice versa?
Old 01-27-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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ResierFS is traditionally known for excellent small file performance - under certain conditions its performance is significantly better than ext2/3 - however its also "quirky" relative to ext3 which is known as a more mature, well rounded filesystem whose performance is a little more consistent over a wide range of tasks - a quick google should bring up some more detailed info.

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