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LinuxNewbie.org: How to add reiser-fs support to Slackware 7

May 11, 2000, 14:40 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Blackknight)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"Reiserfs is a new Linux journaling file system developed by Hans Reiser and his team of developers. The advantage of a journaling file system is that a crash is less likely to corrupt the hard drive and a recovery is thousands of time faster. Journaling file systems are the de-facto standard in high end Unix boxes (Solaris, AIX, SGI, etc.) Recently, they started to appear for Linux as well. SGI and IBM released the source code for their journaled file system. In the reiserfs web site, they publish benchmarks that show that reiserfs is also faster then ext2."

"Download the reiser-fs patch from http://www.devlinux.com/namesys. Make sure you download the version that matches your kernel version."

"Once everything is installed create your partitions with fdisk or you can reformat an existing partition. mkreiserfs is the program you need. Mount the partitions as usual, using reiserfs for the fs type."

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