[K12OSN] ReiserFS vs ext3 ?

Robert Arkiletian robark at telus.net
Fri Jun 11 07:01:13 UTC 2004

I've hosed my ReiserFS on my personal box REALLY badly by enabling dma for a 
stupid promise ultra66 controller. The super block was corrupted. I recovered 
using Knoppix and mounting my corrupted root partition with write access and 
then using reiserfsck and it was able to rebuild my super block. Once I hosed 
it so bad I had to rebuild the sb from the leaf nodes (the entire filesystem 
Anyway I found Knoppix to be an excellent method of saving a corrupted 
ReiserFS partition.

Robert Arkiletian

On Thursday 10 June 2004 9:25 pm, Eric Harrison wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> >>From what I've read ReiserFS should be much faster with K12LTSP. Anyone
> >> have
> >
> >personal experience using 4.01 (FC1) with ReiserFS ?
> >3.1.2 (Redhat 9) does not have ReiserFS.
> IIRC, RH9 does have ReiserFS. When you start an install, at the boot
> prompt type "linux reiserfs" and it will let you format a partition
> as ReiserFS. Same trick works with "linux xfs" and/or "linux jfs" as
> well (I can't remember which fs is supported in which distro version)
> I've had VERY BAD EXPERIENCES with reiserfs 3... so I personally
> discourage people from using it on mission critical partitions.
> It is not that reiserfs is unstable or buggy or anything nasty
> like that, it is just that if something *DOES* go wrong, it will
> go *REALLY* wrong. I've never been successful in recovering a
> corrupted reiserfs partition.
> -Eric

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