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Re: [opensuse] Is reiserfs dead?
  • From: Kai Ponte <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 20:26:44 -0800
  • Message-id: <200611302026.44430.kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 30 November 2006 19:58, Carlos F Lange wrote:
> On Sunday 26 November 2006 19:40, Thomas Miller wrote:
> > I saw something about this project being shut down. Should I
> > reinstall and replace it with ext3? My server is newly set up with
> > nothing installed RC1 10.2. I did an upgrade on 10.1.
> Here Jeff Mahoney explains the shift from Reiser to ext3 in the default
> installation of opensuse desktop:

That is very intersting to read.

I have noticed serious problems - particularly when compared to the pathetic
NTFS - in directories with large numbers of files. My media directory has
around 6000 files in various sub directories and it always kills konqeror
when displaying any portion of it.

Also, I paid particular attention to this part, "ReiserFS v3 is a dead end.
Hans has been pushing reiser4 for years now
and declared Reiser3 in maintenance mode. Any changes that aren't bug
fixes are met with violent resistance. Reiser4 is not an incremental
update and requires a reformat, which is unreasonable for most people."

I thought I WAS on v4, so I'm curious why v3 is even discussed.
> No need to change a running installation, though.
> But I'll use ext3 in all future installs to future-proof them.

Yeah, it seems like the world is moving to ext3, which is also mentioned in
the posting.

kai ||

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