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Re: XFS heaven



and it never hurts to remind everyone that reiserfs is in the main
kernel as a development/unstable feature.


David Konerding wrote:
> Stephen Adler wrote:
> 
> > I did do a comparison and reiserfs didn't look so good.
> > I was able to write faster to and xfs and ext2 file system
> > than to a reiserfs filesystem. But I don't want to quote
> > numbers here. The problem is that I don't have the time
> > to do extensive benchmarking. That will have to wait until
> > a later date. (Late summer would be the earliest I could
> > spend time on benchmarking the two.) From the little
> > bit I've read comparing xfs and reiserfs, xfs is really
> > the enterprise file system so I'm using it now to run
> > my 280gig file system.
> >
> > The fact is, both reiserfs and xfs seem to have work right
> > out of the box, without my having to tweek anything which
> > is really great news. Its great to have a choice!
> 
> Then you haven't spent enough time playing with the two FS's (or IBM's jfs).  None of them is ready for production work under linux right now.  reiser made it into the 2.4 kernel but with some serious bugs and
> caveats.
> xfs and jfs still haven't made it into the kernel (although I think they eventually will be).  *You* may be able to load up a bunch of files on your file system and feel happy, but that's a long, long way from
> actually having a production quality filesystem that will stand up to years of pounding.  Many people were happy with reiser until they
> hit the tail packing bug or (like me) noticed that stock 2.4.* kernels won't do NFS exports of reiser filesystems.  With jfs things were looking good until I tried to do an rm -rf of my filesystem.  Then, it failed
> because certain features weren't implemented yet.  Sorry, but until a journalling filesystem is as reliable as ext2 (and provides the bare minimum Unix FS semantics), it's not good enough for production work.
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--Evandro





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