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The Thursday 2006-11-30 at 20:26 -0800, Kai Ponte wrote:
Mahoney explains the shift from Reiser to ext3 in the default
installation of opensuse desktop:
That is very intersting to read.
Old stuff :-p
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.
I have tested reiserfs on a dir with a million files and works fine. Try
that with ext3!
"Works fine" doesn't mean that you can happily list the contents, by the
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, you are not on v4. Not if you are using a stock SuSE distro. You need
to patch kernels and do nasty developer stuff ;-)
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
Notice that the distro is not deprecating reiserfs. It is simply offering,
by default, to install on ext3 - or rather, will do so on next version -
but you can just click on the reiserfs button if you prefer it so.
Carlos E. R.
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