Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-09-2007, 01:08 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2007
Distribution: Hardy (Gnome on Ubuntu 8.04) on Compaq N600c laptop
Posts: 323

Rep: Reputation: 30
So many questions, so little brains..

(Knoppix 5.1 on Compaq Laptop)

After doing some reading, I chose reiser for my file-system. This seems to make the drive rather chatty. I attribute this to the constant recording of transactions, but is this really my imagination? And is a journaling system really beneficial for the above application?

I'll have many more questions, and if I could offer a beer in return...

Old 03-09-2007, 01:18 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: 33.31N -111.97W
Distribution: SuSE
Posts: 919

Rep: Reputation: 32
Originally Posted by lumix
This seems to make the drive rather chatty. I attribute this to the constant recording of transactions, but is this really my imagination?
Most likely the culprit is an active process. Most general desktop users will not encounter noticeable differences in the more popular journaling file systems. There are a lot of benchmarks available on the web if you are really interested in churning up some more info.
Old 03-09-2007, 02:12 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Norway
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 18
ReiserFS is supposed to be one of the faster filesystems available, although I'm a bigger fan of XFS...
If you haven't already, you could try adding "noatime" as an option to the fstab entry.
Unless you're in dire need of access time logging...

There are more optimizations you can do, but you might have to google it (unless someone replies here).
Some reading on journaling filesystems:
You might also get some optimization info from here:

Last edited by TylerD75; 03-09-2007 at 02:44 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
basic questions on hostname and domain name + related postfix questions Moebius Linux - Newbie 7 09-04-2007 11:50 AM
LXer: Mysql Hires The Brains Behind FireBird LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-26-2006 06:01 PM
window manager questions and/or theme questions t3gah Linux - Software 2 02-27-2005 04:16 PM
Who has the brains, Software Hardware? HadesThunder General 20 09-23-2004 02:33 AM
RH 8.0, Passwords not working..need brains magyartoth Linux - General 7 12-12-2002 03:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration