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    ReiserFS

    I'm doing another LFS tomorrow, and I was going to use ReiserFS.

    Does anybody have any experience with ReiserFS? Anything I should watch out for?

    Thanks.

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    Re: ReiserFS


    I'm doing another LFS tomorrow, and I was going to use ReiserFS.

    Does anybody have any experience with ReiserFS? Anything I should watch out for?

    Thanks.
    Watch out for complete data loss.... Reiser has yet to pass qa tests at the Red Hat camp... I wouldn't trust it on my box....

    In benchmarks, the only time that reiser was faster than ext3 was when dealing with a massive amount of small files...

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    Re: ReiserFS

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    reiserFS is the default filesystem for SuSE for quite some time now (I guess a year or so) and I have yet to see the forums burst with SuSE users struggeling to recover their data.

    Personally i used it for a while (read a few months) and didn't see a problem. Switched to ext3 just because and didn't change back because I don't see a big performance difference. I gave up hunting for test results that compare FS performance as you just have to search long enough to find a test where your personal favourite wins...

    ReiserFS _is_ stable enough for a production enviroment: A fileserver for a small university network that I maintain runs it without any data corruption for almost a year now.

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    I've used it ever since Slack 8.0 came out without a problem.

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    The SuSe daddy has never had problems with ReiserFS....

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    Im also using Reiser and I havent got any problems, and I just read about a test made by a german computer magazine ( c't ) they tested journaling filesystems and hadnt any data loss, the only filesystem with a few problems was jfs IIRC ..

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    Re: ReiserFS

    I've used ReiserFS and ext3. While I like ext3 better because of the back up of data and meta-data, I havn't had any problems with Reiser (which only backs up meta-data I want to say).

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    Re: ReiserFS

    I found that for day to day use (non server) ext3 is much snappier and smoother than Reiser was. I used reiser in RH7.1 (Ithink, maybe it was 7.0 ... dont recall) and Slack 8. My slack box still had too get reformatted due to data corruption (the only non-MS corruption issue I hav ever had) and RH got upgraded during the shift to 7.2, so I decided to make a clean install (for the sole purpose fo getting rid of Resier).

    If you got a choice, go ext3 or XFS. Otherwise, as KP said, Reiser has had some serious problems (albeit for servers mostly).

    HTH

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    Re: ReiserFS

    Speaking of filesystems, is there a FS under Linux that has support for softupdates?

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    What is a 'soft update' ?

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