[SATLUG] reisersfs vs other file systems

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 11:03:15 CDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
> is there something wrong with the xfs file system?  is ext3 the better
> way to go?  I know there's no more support for reisersfs, but that's the
> fs I've had the most luck with.  Is it because of the journaling?  Could
> the drive itself be going bad?  Is it the controller card?  There's no
> issues with the 80gig harddrive that's on it, running xfs.

Geoff, there's nothing wrong with XFS. I have used it for years on our
backup servers with partitions up to 4TB. Any time you get DMA errors,
that drive is going to die. It may not be now, or next week, but it
will eventually die.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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