Buchan Milne schrieb:
> Derek Glidden wrote:
> >Eric Sandeen wrote:
> >>Dunno about a single patch, but the latest Mandrake has all of those
> >>filesystems co-existing.
> >On a slight tangent, I was at an expo last week and a SuSE guy was also
> >there. A brief discussion popped up about journaling filesystems and we
> >determined that XFS was *not* going to be in SuSE 7.3 while Reiser, ext3
> >and JFS were. His explanation was that XFS was not stable enough but
> >had no more technical information.
> >Can any SuSE guys around here comment more on that?
> No, but this is what Civileme (the highly-respected-in-Mandrake-circles
> QA manager at Mandrakesoft) posted on the Mandrakeforum:
> It is interesting to see here that:
> 1)Mandrake considers XFS better for general use than ReiserFS, which
> they have shipped with since 7.1
> 2)Mandrake considers JFS (1.0.4) unstable, I am not sure if they
> actually disabled JFS in the installer or not ....
JFS is there. But when I made a crash test with ext2,ext3,reiserfs, JFS
and XFS, JFS was the only one where I was forced to recover by hand. So
it means it is not so well integrated in the Mandrake distro.
> 3)Ext3 is by far the slowest of the 3 Journalling FS's availble, and
> only has one advantage - easy migration from ext2.
Well, I just made my own tests again and its alwas the same: XFS is VERY
good with big files while ext3 is good with lots of small files.
> That said, I am still sitting with the majority of our data on ReiserFS,
> until I have enough spare disk space to migrate to XFS (ACLs would be
> really convenient right now ....)
My future systems will most likely have mixed ext3 and XFS. Maybe only
/home will be on XFS. This way its easy to upgrade with original RedHat
installer and still keeping most data on XFS.
> >(My suspicions are really less that it's unstable and more that it
> >touches pretty deeply into the rest of the VFS layer that made them
> >unhappy and not want to use it for whatever reason. Some of the same
> >stuff I've seen Alan Cox mention here.)
> AFAIK XFS and Ext3 are both in -ac kernels now?
> >>On Mon, 2001-10-22 at 12:21, pac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >>> Anyone know of a super-duper-all-in-one patch for
> >>> xfs+ext3+jfs+ (reiser is already in the kernel) ?
> This is not for the faint-of-heart ... After taking a look at the
> kernel in Mandrake's cooker at:
> you will notice that there are a lot of patches for XFS and JFS against
> 2.4.12-ac3 .....
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