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LinuxPR: NamePlanet.com unleashes ReiserFS potential

Feb 16, 2000, 18:29 (0 Talkback[s])

"Personal web-service benefits from latest Linux development, the ReiserFS file system."

"Up to a billion people can now get their own personal e-mail address of the type firstname@lastname through the service of NamePlanet.com. The service attracted over 50,000 users after two weeks. The system is based purely on Linux Redhat 6.1, Apache and qmail, running on Dell Poweredge 6300 servers."

"When NamePlanet.com designed its personal web-service, conventional file systems could not handle the millions of small files in a web-mail service. Says Chief Technical Officer Geir Rasmussen: "The file system is perhaps the most critical component in our service. After extensive testing we are confident ReiserFS is able to handle the large amount of files involved."

"The journaling function in ReiserFS allows for a quick reboot after a system failure. Large (100 GB+) partitions would mean that a reboot after failure would take a long time using ext2fs. ReiserFS solves this problem."

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