FreeOS.com: Racing to ReiserFS on Red HatApr 21, 2001, 22:43 (50 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)
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"A Journal Filesystem keeps track of all the transactions undertaken. And the lack of a proper journal filesystems has always been sited as one of the reasons holding back widespread adoption of Linux in the enterprise space. But this argument no longer holds true, for currently, there are four journal filesystems to choose from -- XFS, JFS, ext3 and ReiserFS. Here we shall look into ReiserFs."
"Of all the journal filesystems available today, ReiserFS, is the most developed under Linux. While IBM's JFS and SGI's XFS have been around a lot longer, they are still in an prenatal stage as far as the Linux OS is concerned. Ext3 has also quite a way to go. So, for now, our choice of a journal filesystem is ReiserFS. Of course, this isn't to say that we're settling for ReiserFS for lack of a better option. ReiserFS is a good choice regardless of the number of options in the market or the quality of those options."
"Journaling filesystems are sort of the elite in the business. They're what filesystems like FAT and ext2 want to grow up into. They're also essential for big enterprise server where data integrity is a priority."