Re: Linux 2.4 future

From: Mike Fedyk
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 20:48:50 EST

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 05:24:20PM -0800, jw schultz wrote:
> <OT>
> As a datapoint i'm running ext2, reiserfs, JFS and XFS each
> for different reasons.
> ext2 -- boot (i'm stodgy) and 2kb blocks for archive CDs
> reiserfs3 -- filesystems not exported nfs (no
> historical version level that i can confirm whether
> i have or not will namesys assert is reliable over
> nfs)

Maybe you should just try it? I've used reiserfs on an NFS/samba server,
and it didn't give me trouble.

> jfs -- most nfs exported filesystems, decent
> performance and solid but i don't use if for home
> because in SuSE's 2.4.18 (i know it is ancient but
> solid for me) jfs doesn't update mtime of
> directories unless the block allocation changes
> breaking maildir update detection.

This has been fixed in newer versions of JFS though, right?

> xfs -- home (because of the jfs bug) Earlier tests
> of xfs gave me horrible performance and i haven't
> gotten around to testing since then. If this is
> fixed without tuning i might drop jfs. Then again i
> may drop xfs in the next upgrade if i change distros
> and xfs isn't in-kernel.

What about ext3? I tend to prefer ext3 since I know how it works more than
the others, and it puts data integrity ahead of performance, which is the
way things should be (TM).

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