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30 Days with JFS

Sep 16, 2007, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Winston)

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"The Journaled File System (JFS) is a little-known filesystem open sourced by IBM in 1999 and available in the Linux kernel sources since 2002. It originated inside IBM as the standard filesystem on the AIX line of Unix servers, and was later ported to OS/2. Despite its pedigree, JFS has not received the publicity or widespread usage of Linux filesystems like ext2/3 and ReiserFS. To learn more about JFS, I installed it as my root filesystem. I found it to be a worthy alternative to the bigger names.

"To give JFS a try, I installed Slackware 12 on a laptop, choosing JFS as the filesystem during installation..."

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