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Re: ReiserFS vs XFS or JFS?

 Hah, i've seen so many problems with stability with XFS... JFS I haven't 
used, but from what i've read it's useful on lots of very large files.... 
course so would XFS if stability wasn't an issue. reiserFS is good with lots 
of tiny files, however again... some friends of mine have had serious 
stability problems with resier. ext2 is great on a boot partition, ext3 is 
good (not the best) basically on everything i've seen so far. With tweeks 
it's very customizable. I would really hate to see ext2 on any DB however as 
if your computer crashes for whatever reason your journal files may be 
corrupt or non-existant. Also I would assume that running through a disk 
check to be vastly faster then rebuilding a db from a backup and logs. I 
have not done that though and would very curious from people who've had that 
happen. Also ext4 is suppose to fix the whole slow time with fsck I believe. 

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Jarod Wilson <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 11:43 -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote: 
> > I agree that a partition used for database does not need, and probably 
> > should not use a journalling file system if the file system is 
> > dedicated to the database. Databases really need (or better would 
> > like) raw access to the hardware. it really does not matter from a 
> > performance standpoint what filesystem you use for relatively static 
> > partitions, such as /boot. Same goes for the root file system is /home 
> > and /var are in separate file systems. 
> > 
> > One issue for laptops is that ext3 has default maximum mount count and 
> > a check interval. So, if you boot that laptop twice a day (work and 
> > home) 
> On the bright side, we're getting much better with suspend/resume. My 
> T61 suspends and resumes perfectly every time these days, and 
> docking/undocking is also working flawlessly (including hotplugging the 
> PCI-e FireWire 800 card in my dock and the devices hooked to it and my 
> external monitor). 
> > IHMO: Most users and servers probably are not going to see much benefit 
> > from ReiserFS or JFS in normal operations. In cases where you have 
> > specific needs, then certainly the choice of file system and parameters 
> > needs to be done. 
> Nb: one notable drawback of both JFS and XFS: while you can increase 
> partition sizes, its impossible to shrink a partition. No such 
> limitation with ext3 or reiser. 
> Personally, I used to be quite partial to XFS for my partitions with 
> gobs of large files on them (read: my mythtv backend's video storage), 
> then had some issues with it, switched to ext3 and haven't had a problem 
> since. Real Soon Now, I intend to move a bunch of stuff over to ext4... 
> -- 
> Jarod Wilson 
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