[K12OSN] ReiserFS vs ext3 ?

Andy Rabagliati andyr at wizzy.com
Fri Jun 11 10:08:29 UTC 2004

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.

RH9 and FC1 both had reiserfs, they were both 'hidden'. I used it
successfully with kickstart though.

I use wwwoffle - an offline web cache, whose performance improved
significantly with reiserfs (1000's of little files per directory).

However, I have now moved to Whitebox linux ( http://whiteboxlinux.org )
as my preferred operating system (a clone of Redhat Enterprise) because
I was getting tired of constant OS and library updates.

To my chagrin, reiserfs is not supported by RHEL, though I could compile
my own kernel.

[ My single datapoint .. on a school Thin Client network, but not K12LTSP ]

Anyone else have opinions on the use of 'bleeding edge' distributions
(Fedora) in what I view as a production environment ?

Cheers,   Andy!

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