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What (journalling) filesystem do you use?
XFS
22%
 22%  [ 35 ]
REISERFS
13%
 13%  [ 21 ]
EXT3
59%
 59%  [ 94 ]
Anything Journalling
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
EXT2 - forget this modern crap ;)
5%
 5%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 6:02 pm    Post subject: What filesystem do you use? Reply with quote

Since this is widely and often discussed, maybe it would be interesting to ask the gentoo-users themselves..

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PS: I think the most interesing question is what journalling filesystem you use. like kanuslupus there will be quite some using ext2 + something jounalling. In this case, just select the journalling one you trust ;)

PPS: no, i won't add FAT :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be able to check all that apply :). I use ext2 for /boot and ext3 for /
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ext3 for all Linux partitions, FAT32 for the BSOD (Windows) :)
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use ext 3 since Reiser still has issues with 2.4xx Kernels. However, once Reiser is ready for production deployment I'll be one happy camper.:)
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext2 :-) I often need to resize partitions, and well ... I only know ext2 fs resize progs.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stroke wrote:
ext2 :-) I often need to resize partitions, and well ... I only know ext2 fs resize progs.


so, why don't you vote? ;)

concerning resizing: reiser does fine with resize_reiserfs, xfs at least grows by using xfs_growfs

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to be all about riserFS when I was using Mandrake but then I started reading how unstable it is. EXT3 seems to be really fast and rock solid stable. My son who is 1 year and 3 months old turns off the power to my case like once a day and I have never had a single problem due to that. So I am using EXT3 and lovin it :D
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used Reiser for quite some time and it's always worked great. I tried out xfs on my first gentoo install and ended up going back to Reiser on the install I'm currently using (2nd). I found certain thing like using find to be a hell of a lot faster in Reiser.

I see people referring to stories of file corruption using certain filesystems but of all the Linux messageboards I read it's extremely rare that I ever see anyone actually claim it's happened to them while they've used any of the journelling filesystems and even then I've got to wonder if it's something they've caused themselves.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3 for my root - ext2 for my boot .... easy to setup, easy to maintain
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use ReiserFS, have been for some time. I've yet to have a problem with it :) Oh, and there's an NTFS patition on this machine too... I don't complain about it too much though since it gives me native win32 libs for WINE ;)
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except some very small partitions with ext2, all my partitions are have the reiserFS. On my server, reiserFS partitions are used for about a year, without any troubles. A least with many small files reiserFS is much faster than ext[23].

I've also experimented with XFS. But for my it was not quite stable: after a few mounts everything I lost everthing. Completely unable to mount. Happily it was just a testingmachine :)

The only way out: `mkreiserfs`
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use reiserfs, and for some time now. emerge and find work very fast because of the database like style of reiserfs, never had any corruption and it has been said it only happened in the 2.4.15 release and a few before. Used ext3 / XFT / JFS. but still reiserfs is my choice. XFT it too big and ain't very fast. JFS is too new and needs seperate patches. Reiserfs is in the kerneltree for some time now and the only place where I read about it's unstability is here in the install docs. Many many people use reiserfs (standard for mandrake / suse) so think it's stable enough. For my data files I use a separate partition using ext2 (most reliable of them all), never had any problems.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ext3 for my root - ext2 for my boot .... easy to setup, easy to maintain


well, i use ext3 for all partitions and this is .... easy to setup, easy to maintain.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
I use ext2 for /boot and ext3 for /


Can I ask why? You do know that

a) You can mount ext3 partitions as ext2 in an emergency.
b) It is trivially easy to convert ext2 partitions to ext3.

right?

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the advantages and disadvantages of reiserfs both in general and compared to ext3?
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found reiserfs to be much faster than ext(2/3), especially then it comes to directories containing lots (meaning a few hundreds or thousands) of files, and reiserfs helps saving diskspace, since it's not restricted to the inode-size.

the german computermagazine c't hat a comparison of ext2/ext2/reiser/xfs/jfs about 6 weeks ago, when I got a spare minute I will search it for the article and maybe post the resumee ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2002 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XFS works better with gentoo than Reiserfs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used reiserfs and ext3 with debian and LinuxFromScratch.

Thought I'd try XFS with Gentoo and am very pleased with it, love the perforemance.

As a result converted LinuxFromScratch partition to XFS as well :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3 on laptop / xfs on desktop. These damn polls need multiple options. Anywho, can i change ext3 to XFS?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

c_kuzmanic wrote:
I use ext 3 since Reiser still has issues with 2.4xx Kernels. However, once Reiser is ready for production deployment I'll be one happy camper.:)


Bah, I've been using Reiser in production use on busy servers with no such issues. Of course, I do use ReiserFS at home, and under (strangely) heavier load than said production servers. People talk about corruption issues, but I have not seen any on any of the boxen I've deployed it on to. (Has anyone reported an always-reproducible ReiserFS bug that affects kernels after 2.4.12?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm using XFS on my Workstation and on my Desktop System at home. Its very fast, scalable (on my work!) and the fsck is really(!!!) fast!

Ive never got an clean file system, but with xfs all works just fine! I remember reiserfs on RedHat and ext3 on SuSE.

After a long time all this fs were corrupted ! So XFS is the best fs for me! ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be wrong, but i thouhgt ext3 = ext2+jpurnal so i dont see a reason why parted shouldnt work on an ext3 partitoin.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 2:06 am    Post subject: hmm Reply with quote

After using ext2 for all of my 'linux career', i figured with Gentoo i would give ext3 a whirl. Seems okay, but I'm curious, does the journalling create more overhead? Also, is it possible to convert an existing ext3 filesystem to ReiserFS? I'm guessing no...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: hmm Reply with quote

styzzo wrote:
After using ext2 for all of my 'linux career', i figured with Gentoo i would give ext3 a whirl. Seems okay, but I'm curious, does the journalling create more overhead?


To some extent, but AFAIK some optimizations were added in ext3 so you should feel no difference, or slightly better performance.

styzzo wrote:
Also, is it possible to convert an existing ext3 filesystem to ReiserFS? I'm guessing no...

No you can't :( need to backup, create the fs and restore.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried ext3 when I first installed gentoo. That seemed pretty good, and I could still get at it with explore2fs in windows. I really like the quick fsck on xfs, so that's what I use now. I still keep music, etc on an ext3 partition so I can get at it in freebsd.
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