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LinuxPR: Linux Gets Two Journaling File Systems Next Week

Sep 06, 1999, 23:18 (13 Talkback[s])

The horses are leaving the gate! Journaling for the reiserfs file system ships next week. It is twice as fast for large files as the other journaling file system (ext2) shipping out for Linux Kongress, because it logs only the meta-data.

There is a bit of a horse race going on in the Linux world to see who can ship the fastest journaling file system first. Big corporations are hungry for journaling, and applying the pressure to the Linux community to deliver. Ordinary users are sick of waiting for their filesystems to fsck. It is one of the last few things keeping Linux out of widespread use in the big bucks file server markets.

"Stephen Tweedie is leading the ext2 camp's foray into journaling, while Chris Mason is being joined by most of the entire reiserfs team in the last sprint to get journaling out the door."

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