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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Which FileSystem is best for which partition? Reply with quote

Im planning to get separate partitions for:

/boot
/
/usr/portage
/var
/tmp
/home

Which fs would suit each partition best in terms of performance?
For now im only sure of Ext2 for boot:)

PS: This will be on fake raid using 2 hdds if that changes anything.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had data loss with ReiserFS 3. I did lose my configs with Ext4, though. But if you want all out performance, I hear ReiserFS 4 is where it's at, and it's also slated for kernel inclusion (2.6.33 I think).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, ReiserFS 4 seems promising, with Reiser 3 I couldn't live with mount times, too long (particulary with >1T partitions). I'm using EXT4 since Jan'09 without any problems. EXT2 for /boot and EXT4 for everything else.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From personal experience, I've had trouble with ReiserFS and ghosting.

I usually stick to Ext3 for /, it works well with Windows.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my $0.02

I use Ext4 for /boot and ReiserFS 3 for /

Never had a problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luispa wrote:
Yes, ReiserFS 4 seems promising, with Reiser 3 I couldn't live with mount times, too long (particulary with >1T partitions).
Reiser4 mount times are quite long as well on large partitions. Mount time on my 1tb (hardware) RAID-5 array is nearly a minute. Since I seldom reboot, this isn't an issue for me.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cacklesmatter wrote:
I use Ext4 for /boot

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.

See Get help on partitioning here [Part 2].
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