At 08:56 18-6-2001 -0400, Ed McKenzie wrote:
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 03:55:36PM +1000, Robin Humble wrote:
> Hopefuly we'll be firing up a NFS + software RAID5 + gigabit ethernet
> box within the next couple of weeks, and expect that XFS will be the
> only valid choice for such a filesystem. Especially as we're at the
> large end of file sizes - I expect all writes to be >= 4G.
Note that ext2 and reiserfs also support >2G files on x86 running 2.4
and proper glibc -- see http://www.suse.de/~aj/linux_lfs.html.
This is over NFS. ReiserFS is somewhat unproven with respect to NFS and
ext2 has long fsck times.
(Not that those would be _better_ choices, but XFS is hardly "the only
valid choice" :)
Better is arguable and a personal preference.
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.