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RE: [SLE] SuSE 8.1 Pro which filesystem to use ?
On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 18:21, Jonathan Cowherd wrote:
> I've been using reiserfs for a while and it seems to perform good. I don't
> believe I've lost a file yet with the locks I've had on my machine. I don't
> think it is as fast as ext2 though.
> I'm considering switching to ext3 because it has been reported that it is
> overall better performing and the bugs have been ironed out. I've also
> heard that ext3 and reiserfs are equivalent in regular use. I think the
> selling point for me is the ability to convert my existing ext2 partitions
> to ext3 painlessly. :)

Listen, ext3 is fine for servers and gives faster better results for
serving out nfs shares IMO. However, if you are planning on putting
SuSE on a laptop ever as a workstation style install I would go with
reiserfs simply because ext3 insists on doing a long filesystem check
every 30 mounts or so. Also, recovery on a reiserfs after a system goes
down seems to be faster but both are terribly consistent. Either one
can survive a hard reboot with little problems.

Johnathan Bailes BAE Systems ESI

"UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because
that would also stop you from doing clever things." - Doug Gwyn

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