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What filesystem do you use/recommend?
Ext2
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Ext3
49%
 49%  [ 136 ]
Ext3.5/Ext4
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
ReiserFS
30%
 30%  [ 83 ]
Reiser4
6%
 6%  [ 17 ]
XFS
6%
 6%  [ 18 ]
JFS
2%
 2%  [ 6 ]
Other???
1%
 1%  [ 5 ]
There's a difference between the filesystems!!!
2%
 2%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject: 2006/2007 Filesystem Poll Reply with quote

Hi,

What filesytem do think is the best for:
1. Speed
2. Reliability

What is the partition layout of your disks; like partition sizes and filesystems.

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For me I prefer ReiserFS (I think it's better than Ext2/3, but I haven't tried JFS or XFS)

And my partition layout is usually like this:
/boot - 64MB - ReiserFS
swap - 1GB - Swap
/ - The rest - ReiserFS

But, I have experimented putting the portage directory in it's own partition.
It does improve the speed of emerge sync.

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(Note: there was another filesystem poll, but it was over a year old!)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My layout:
Code:
/boot           ext2
none            swap
/home           reiserfs
/               reiserfs


On my desktop (WinXP/Kubuntu atm) I have lots of ext3 for sharing the space...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXT 3.. Been stable and fast for me. Had issues with Reiser in the past.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
/dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda5 on /usr type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda6 on /usr/portage type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda7 on /var type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda8 on /var/log type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda9 on /opt type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda10 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime)
192.168.1.10:/mnt/data/distfiles on /usr/portage/distfiles type nfs (rw,noatime,soft,intr,addr=192.168.1.10,addr=192.168.1.10)
/dev/sda11 on /home/chris/.cedega type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,user=chris)


most of my systems follow this method of partitoning.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this should tell you everything:
Code:

helios media # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                9.2G  685M  8.1G   8% /
/dev/root             9.2G  685M  8.1G   8% /
tmpfs                 501M  404K  501M   1% /dev
/dev/sda6              19G  4.6G   13G  27% /usr
/dev/sda7              19G  9.4G  8.1G  54% /opt
tmpfs                 501M  1.3M  500M   1% /tmp
chronos:/media/storage-1
                      120G   74G   40G  65% /media/storage-1
chronos:/media/storage-0
                       28G  8.6G   18G  33% /media/storage-0
/dev/sda9              49G   33M   49G   1% /media/storage-3
/dev/loop0             19G  8.4G  9.1G  49% /home
/dev/sdb1             107M   81M   21M  80% /media/pda-root
helios media # mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type ext3 (rw,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/sda6 on /usr type ext3 (rw,data=ordered)
/dev/sda7 on /opt type ext3 (rw,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
chronos:/media/storage-1 on /media/storage-1 type nfs (rw,vers=3,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard,proto=udp,timeo=7,retrans=3,sec=sys,addr=chronos)
chronos:/media/storage-0 on /media/storage-0 type nfs (rw,vers=3,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard,proto=udp,timeo=7,retrans=3,sec=sys,addr=chronos)
/dev/sda9 on /media/storage-3 type reiserfs (rw,noatime)
/dev/loop0 on /home type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/pda-root type ext2 (ro)


ext2 and 3 are good enough for just about anything, so i use that. i used to use reiser... but for some reason i don't anymore, not even sure why.

that's only on linux, anyway. on servers i only use *BSDs, so obviously i'm mostly using UFS on those :D
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3 and reiserfs

my layout:
Code:
/dev/sda1 - /boot - ext2
/dev/sda2 - swap
/dev/sda3 - / - ext3
/dev/hda5 - /usr/portage - reiserfs
/dev/hda6 - /home - ext3

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently using ext3, but as soon as Reiser4 gains xattr support I'll be switching my system to using that for my own reasons. For now I'd recommend ext3, it's stable and performs decently given tweaking like dir_index.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3 for everything except /usr/portage, which is reiserfs.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have /boot on an ext2 partition, / on ext3

/usr/portage is on a squashfs with a unionfs overlay on it

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ext3 I used reiserfs and xfs, but for they are much more crash sensitive etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ext3 on all partitions (except swap, obviously) with dir_index and full journalling. Tried, tested and true. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3 - don't want to play silly whatsits with me data
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mostly reiserfs

I've tried XFS, but I use it only on my video storage partition exclusively now. The reason is that it's extremly fast at deleting large files.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/boot = ext2
/ = reiserfs
/home = reiserfs
~/movies = xfs
~/music = xfs
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/boot is ext2 and the other partitions are ext3.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XFS baby!

Well, actually I only use that on my MythTV box. Everything else is ext3 or ReiserFS.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done a lot of Filesystem testing, and have come to the conclusion that he best overall filesystem is JFS. XFS is great for big files, Reiserfs is great for small files, while JFS is good for both types. In terms of data loss, I have not heard any cases of it, where as with Reiserfs and XFS, I have heard some cases.

I have not heard of any data problems with ext3, but I have found it to perform much worse than JFS, reiserfs, or xfs.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:

/dev/sda7 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda6 on /usr/portage type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/hdg1 on /mnt/seagate type xfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime)


I have some others that aren't currently mounted. I chose XFS for the storage hard drive, but if I had it to do over again, I would choose ext3. I can tell no difference between pimped out ext3 and reiserfs. I haven't tried JFS or Reiser4.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:21 am    Post subject: panasas panfs Reply with quote

bash-3.00$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
<snip>
nfs.<snip>:/
15T 8.0T 6.1T 57% /.automount/nfs.<snip>/root

nfs.<snip>:/
20T 14T 6.1T 70% /.automount/nfs.<snip>/root

<snip>

bash-3.00$ df
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
<snip>
<snip1>:/
15060107360 8579062944 6481044416 57% /.automount/<snip1>/root

<snip2>:/
21061543104 14540368160 6521174944 70% /.automount/<snip2>/root

<snip>

http://panasas.com/panfs.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ext 3 here. Tried and true.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dev/sda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/sda3 / reiserfs noatime 0 1
/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom udf noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/sda5 /home reiserfs noatime 0 2
/dev/sda6 /mnt/portvar reiserfs noatime 0 2

you might find this interesting:
http://blog.drinsama.de/erich/en/linux/2006081102-xfs-woes
http://julien.danjou.info/blog/index.php/2006/08/10/317-aahaha-xfs
http://blog.madduck.net/geek/2006.08.09-through-with-xfs
especially funny in light of this:
http://blog.madduck.net/geek/2006.05.14-e2fs-fun
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My workstation:

Code:

[elevator] ~% df -h
Filesystem    Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad4s1a   496M    95M   361M    21%    /
/dev/ad4s1d   7.7G    82M   7.0G     1%    /var
/dev/ad4s1e   496M   116M   341M    25%    /tmp
/dev/ad4s1f    34G   6.4G    25G    21%    /usr
/dev/ad4s1g    29G    14G    12G    54%    /home
procfs        4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc
/dev/ad0s2     14G    14G   264M    98%    /mnt/windows
linprocfs     4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /usr/pkg/emul/linux/proc
/dev/cd0c     4.3G   4.3G     0B   100%    /mnt/cdrom


I have a spare 80gb drive in the system to use when /home runs out of space.

Code:

[elevator] ~% mount
/dev/ad4s1a on / (ufs, local)
/dev/ad4s1d on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/ad4s1e on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/ad4s1f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/ad4s1g on /home (ufs, local, soft-updates)
procfs on /proc (procfs, local)
/dev/ad0s2 on /mnt/windows (ntfs, local, read-only)
linprocfs on /usr/pkg/emul/linux/proc (linprocfs, local)
/dev/cd0c on /mnt/cdrom (cd9660, local, read-only)


My server has a 74gb Cheetah in it.
Code:

[porncatalog] ~% df -h
Filesystem    Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/da0s1a   496M    98M   358M    22%    /
/dev/da0s1d   7.8G    54M   7.1G     1%    /var
/dev/da0s1e  1008M    38K   927M     0%    /tmp
/dev/da0s1f    38G   2.4G    33G     7%    /usr
/dev/da0s1g    17G   4.1M    16G     0%    /home
procfs        4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc


Code:

[porncatalog] ~% mount
/dev/da0s1a on / (ufs, local)
/dev/da0s1d on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/da0s1e on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/da0s1f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/da0s1g on /home (ufs, local, soft-updates)
procfs on /proc (procfs, local)


Both systems have UFS, and run dragonfly.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
dev/sda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/sda3 / reiserfs noatime 0 1
/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom udf noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/sda5 /home reiserfs noatime 0 2
/dev/sda6 /mnt/portvar reiserfs noatime 0 2

you might find this interesting:
http://blog.drinsama.de/erich/en/linux/2006081102-xfs-woes
http://julien.danjou.info/blog/index.php/2006/08/10/317-aahaha-xfs
http://blog.madduck.net/geek/2006.08.09-through-with-xfs
especially funny in light of this:
http://blog.madduck.net/geek/2006.05.14-e2fs-fun

I had SO the same expieriences with XFS
I thought I was doing something wrong, but its really XFS...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/boot is ext2 and / and /home are ext3 with dir_index
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3: rock solid and fast enough (with dir_index)

I used ReiserFS for a long time, but it slowed really down due to fragmentation, so let's see if ext3 is better... :wink:
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