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Re: [linux-lvm] EXT3 vs Reiserfs



> Yanick Quirion wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> Could you please tell what is the best filesystem for linux between ext3 and reiserfs?
>> 
>> I know that ext3 can handle ACLs and not online fs extend, and
>> reiserfs do not seems to support ACLs (I found some patches for
>> kernel 2.4.21, but there are errors when I apply them to the kernel
>> sources), but can be extend while it's online.
>> 
>> I'm just asking for your personal opinion and knowledge with them.
>> 

> If you are using SUSE, then use reiserfs.  It has ACLs and is mostly patched.

> If you are using RH, then use ext3.  RH in the past has been known to have
> a broken reiserfs (not known for keeping it patched).

> In my performance benchmarks, I found reiserfs to be somewhere between jfs and ext3, where
> ext3 was the fastest, but reiserfs doing exceptionally well on random file creates
> and deletes.  Thought ext3 beats reiserfs in many of our tests, it was not by
> an overwhelming margin.  We were very surprised by the lack of performance of JFS.. though
> it did have the lowest CPU utilization of the 3.

> We run SUSE primarily... therefore we use reiserfs (mostly with LVMs).
> RH is sorta new to the LVM thing... so although we use ext3 on our RH systems,
> most of them do not use LVM.  We have over 7TB of data that uses LVM with
> reiserfs... we're quite pleased with the performance and capability.

> We love the ability to do resize_reiserfs while the filesystem is mounted.
> Constantly amazes the "Unix" purists.

Not  to  mention  that  the reiserfsck is one of the best fsck tools I
have  used.  This needs to be in consideration to, I think. Having not
tested JFS I will not reserve myself for that =)






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