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Linux Gazette: Journaling Filesystems for Linux

Jul 02, 2001, 13:10 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matteo Dell'Omodarme)

Matteo Dell'Omodarme covers the installation and performance of three journaling filesystems for Linux: ext3, ReiserFS, and XFS. He comes out in favor of ReiserFS because he found it to be the most stable of the three filesystems.

"There are at present time at least two robust and reliable journalling filesystems for Linux (i.e. XFS and reiserFS) which can be utilized without fear. ext3 is still an alpha release and can undergo several failures. I had some problems using bonnie++ on this filesystem: the system reported some VM errors and killed the shell I was using."

"Considering the benchmark results my advice is to install a reiserFS filesystem in the future (I'll surely do it)."

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