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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 ]
Total Votes : 274

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny. We have the same thread in the french forum :P

I've used reseirfs for two months now and it rocks. At work, due to electricity troubles, my PC badly shut down more than 10 times these last two weeks and I had no trouble at all during the restart of the machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use ext3 everywhere (yes, even on the portage partition), except on my home partition, which has JFS on it. ext3 is reasonably fast, rock solid and quite reliable. I was using ReiserFS on a few partitions on my old install, and that performed well too.

JFS mounts very quickly (blindingly fast compared to ReiserFS), and doesn't feel slow. However, hard reboots or power outages are not friendly with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never encountered problems with JFS after power outages (and I've had a few).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO Ext3 is fast, reliable and performs well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXT3, and Reiser4
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/boot ext2 partition
/ Reiser4 partition

Things to give a try:
JFS.
Portage in a squashfs + unionfs overlay
Or a more tunable EXT3 attempt like vipernicus.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reiserfs FTW!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Yeah I found that to be the case to. Although, I think the major cause was all the small files in portage. Putting portage on its own partition really helps.
But, I still use ReiserFS because I feel that it's faster than ext3. (I should really try JFS and XFS)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ext3.5/4 has made it into the kernel. It is in 2.6.19. I personally use a mixture of Ext2, Reiserfs, and Reiser4. System is running great.
Code:

sathaten ~ # mount
/dev/sda3 on / type reiserfs (rw,notail)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec)
/dev/mapper/vg-usr on /usr type reiser4 (rw,noatime)
/dev/mapper/vg-home on /home type reiser4 (rw,noatime)
/dev/mapper/vg-opt on /opt type reiser4 (rw,noatime)
/dev/mapper/vg-var on /var type reiser4 (rw,noatime)
/dev/mapper/vg-tmp on /tmp type reiser4 (rw,noatime)
/dev/mapper/vg-portage on /portage type reiser4 (rw,noatime)
shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,devmode=0664,devgid=85)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/backup type reiserfs (rw)

I have used XFS before on /, it was slower than the others, but thats only because it is tailored for large files. Have not tried out JFS yet, but seeing some of the good reviews its had in this thread, I might just try it out. On /portage first though, along with Ext4. Lotsa stuff to play with...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3 for the server
reiserfs for the laptop

guess which one I keep my important stuff on ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use UFS for most everything (FreeBSD owns).
my little gentoo thin-ish client (connects to main comp in closet) has reiserfs3 on it. I felt like doing reiser mainly because I have a feeling the hardrive will die any day now... (4GB laptop drive from 1998).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shickapooka800 wrote:
I use UFS for most everything (FreeBSD owns).
my little gentoo thin-ish client (connects to main comp in closet) has reiserfs3 on it. I felt like doing reiser mainly because I have a feeling the hardrive will die any day now... (4GB laptop drive from 1998).
Why not try Gentoo/FreeBSD? It works somewhat well, or so I'm told.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenji Miyamoto wrote:
shickapooka800 wrote:
I use UFS for most everything (FreeBSD owns).
my little gentoo thin-ish client (connects to main comp in closet) has reiserfs3 on it. I felt like doing reiser mainly because I have a feeling the hardrive will die any day now... (4GB laptop drive from 1998).
Why not try Gentoo/FreeBSD? It works somewhat well, or so I'm told.


actually, i just may. I think ports is starting to piss me off. I am getting some serious build errors for no appearent reason. then there is this Java core dump issue... how the hell that happened, I have no idea (which sucks because I want to use Wired3 visualization software).

however the cvsup system with the core stuff is absolutely brilliant. I have a complete source tree that I have rebuilt just for me (FreeBSD6 to Freebsd7 was painless and smooth)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ext3, now and always.

Used Reiser once and it was terribly slow on my system, for all sorts of files and operations. Never going back.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DoktorSeven wrote:
ext3, now and always.
Used Reiser once and it was terribly slow on my system, for all sorts of files and operations. Never going back.

Hmm? How long ago did you use ReiserFS? I haven't had any performance issues.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ext3 on my Linux partitions and my USB stick because it's supported by many operating systems. Once I thought I lost some data in an Ext3 partition only to recover all of it during a manual fsck. God bless lost+found. I don't use Reiserfs mainly because it's not supported by *BSD (only read support in FreeBSD >= 6.0). I'm no fan of data journaling filesystems on my own PC's but I usually install Reiserfs3 on www/sql partitions or whatever the client wants. UFS2 + Soft Updates is the most logical filesystem in existence. It's supported by FreeBSD/NetBSD and Linux read-only. Sadly not OpenBSD (the most overrated OS). Maybe Dragonfly ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use ext2(boot) and ext3/reiserfs(depends on which machine) for root and home.
but I've voted for Other??? because I love the idea about ZFS :) I'd love to see it's running on my GentooPC and managing those TeraBytes of storage :P
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