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[Discuss] Linux file systems

Tom Metro wrote:
> My general advice is to stick with the default file systems recommended
> by your distribution, unless you have special requirements. If you are

I very, very strongly recommend against doing this. Many Linux 
distributions default to ext4. This is... a poor choice. ext4 is 
unstable, it's buggy, the recovery tools (fsck, etc) are lacking, it has 
no backup tools, it's impossible to back out once an extent is used, and 
so forth. If you're going to use any of the ext file systems then use ext3.

A better option is a small ext2 boot partition and either XFS or JFS for 
everything else. I give the nod to XFS since Red Hat is backing it as 
their preferred file system in RHEL7.

Rich P.

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