Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 09:51:57 +0200 (CEST) From: Federico Bianchi <bianchi@....arte.unipi.it> To: OWL LIST <owl-users@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Journaling filesystem [was "Re: ext3 vs reiserfs"] On 23 Oct 2001 mysiar@...pl wrote: > hi everybody on the Owl list :-) > > I was just thinking about ext3 and reiserfs beause > I would like to use on my Owl boxex journaling filesystem. > I'm brand new to Owl and I like it a lot. > Everything is just working fine, no problem. > If I'm missing something it is just enough to download the source > code and compile it. Isn't this GREAT? > > So maybe somebody was thinking the same about journaling FS's > and an spare some experience or some good thoughts. :-))) > > Rgds > Piotr To cut a long story short: - ext3 has a single bonus, and a huge one: it is basically ext2 plus a journaling layer. ext2 tools may be used on it, if necessary; moreover, the core structure has been in use and extensively debugged for years - reiserfs is a clean design, boosting impressive performance even with lots of inodes. It also allows for less storage waste, which may be of interest when coping with zillions of small files. Even if you didn't mention it, SGI's XFS is in the same arena, and should be taken in account as well if you work with 2.4.x kernels; IBM's JFS is rock solid in itself, but IMHO is not a suitable choice in most cases since the Linux implementation so far lacks full support for VFS extended attributes and is somewhat slower than the alternatives (the release I used was quite troublesome, but I have been told this is no longer the case). Best regards Federico Bianchi Dipartim. di Storia delle Arti - Universita` di Pisa p.zza S.Matteo in Soarta, 2 - 56127 Pisa (Italy) tel.+39-050-587111 (cent.), +39-050-587224 (uff.) fax.+39-050-580128; e-mail: <f.bianchi@...e.unipi.it> =================================================== !DISCLAIMER!: my e-mail reflects _my_own_ opinions! ===================================================
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