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LinuxWorld: Tips on reiserfs - How to install the file system

Oct 29, 2000, 17:21 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"I decided to live dangerously last week and create a couple of reiserfs partitions on my primary Linux server. Reiserfs is a journaling file system that is purportedly more efficient at handling many small files than the de facto standard ext2fs file system and just as efficient as ext2fs in other cases."

"What I like most about reiserfs is that it recovers from things such as power failures extremely fast, since it doesn't have to perform the lengthy consistency checks required by ext2fs. Like many other journaling file systems (such as the one used in Windows 2000, I believe), reiserfs won't necessarily protect your data in the event of a power outage. But it will protect the consistency of the file system itself."

"Now put down that keyboard if you're about to send me a flame for not using a UPS. I am using a UPS. In fact, I strongly suspect my UPS has actually been the source of some recent power outages. My PK Electronics Blackout Buster UPS and regulator decided to go funky on me last week. It turned off my server twice, and I think it blew up my Viewsonic P815 monitor with voltage spikes. I suspect the UPS because I've had no real power outages, and I've only had problems with the equipment plugged into the UPS. I replaced it with a UPS from Belkin, and everything has behaved normally since."

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