"Continuing the earlier discussion about low latency and Ingo
Molnar's voluntary kernel preemption patch, the conversation moved
onto the affect a filesystem can have on latency. Specifically, 2.6
maintainer Andrew Morton noted that ReiserFS was known to have some
latency issues in both the 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels, 'resierfs:
yes, it's a problem. I 'fixed' it multiple times in 2.4, but the
fixes ended up breaking the fs in subtle ways and I eventually gave
up.' However, he did go on to note, 'actually, the 2.4 low-latency
patch does still have some reiserfs fixes, so it's probably better
than reiserfs in 2.6.'
"When asked if ext3 was a better choice for low latency work,
Andrew Morton replied, 'ext3 is certainly better than [reiserfs],
but still has a couple of potential problem spots. ext2 is probably
the best at this time...'"
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.