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Re: Preventing ext3 fsck at boot?




On Sep 29, 2007, at 3:27 PM, Mike Kearey wrote:

Sandor W. Sklar wrote:
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ext3 is best used on a RHEL4 system because it's what we develop, test and support. That is a very important consideration. Note that this does not mean it's the best one on a technical and theoretical or performance
standpoint.

That is an interesting point, and one that I didn't consider.  All of
our RHEL systems are built from a local Satellite Server, but we have
bought a few "retail" licenses, for the purposes of support. So, can I
take it that you're stating that if we were to have a problem with an
XFS, or Reiser filesystem, and opened a support case with it, we might experience some issues? That is an important point, so thanks ... that
does help inform our decision.

A nice simple way to put it is 'We ship it, we support it'.
 ext3 is all the things you want IMO :

(a) reliability, (b) performance, and (c) ease of administrative tasks.
. A couple more (d)Long support cycle    (e) a good engineering and
maintenance understanding of it from your vendor.

Yes, that all makes sense. It makes even more sense, as I poke around on one of my systems, and realize that XFS, and JFS, and ReiserFS are nowhere to be found. :-)

That settles my question!  Ext3 it is!

Thanks again,
	-s-

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Sandor W. Sklar
Unix Systems Administrator
Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR)
Digital Libraries Systems & Services (DLSS)




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