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Re: Intel(r) Core?2 Duo Processors"



At 4:38 AM +0200 10/13/06, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>On 13/10/06, Tony Nelson <tonynelson georgeanelson com> wrote:
>> The common wisdom is that EXT2/3 are not affected by fragmentation, but
>> without much real-world proof that this is so.  The EXT2/3 filesystem
>> metadata was designed to be not much affected by fragmentation, but that
>> says little about the file data.  I read an article / webpage (that I can't
>> find right now) by someone who decided to experiment with new and used EXT2
>> filesystems, and found a substatial slowdown.  He was inspired to try this
>> because he noticed that his computer sped up when given a fresh filesystem.
>> You could try backing up and restoring to a fresh filesystem.  If you
>> spring for a new computer you'll back up and restore to the new computer.
>> Either way you'll get a fresh new filesystem.
>
>What about JFS? I was recommended to convert to JFS by the only linux
>guru that I personally know. Any comments on it?

I know little about JFS.  As it comes from IBM originally, it should be
reliable.  You would want to consider availability of tools for resizing,
fixing, etc.
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