[SATLUG] Filesystem/RAID advice

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Sat Dec 4 14:03:06 CST 2010


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On 12/04/2010 11:36 AM, Thomas Weeks wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 01, 2010 08:54:14 pm travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org 
> wrote:
> [...] 
>> I heard XFS performed better for large files, and I tried it on Linux
>> many years ago.  I was using SELinux and LVM at the time, on FC5 or
>> something like that.  I found that, more often than not, during
>> shutdown, the kernel would panic in some function involving xfs and
>> timestamps.  This meant that shutting down was usually an unclean
>> event.
>>
>> My experience has been that integrity is more important to me than
>> performance.  I ran from XFS, quickly, and never looked back.  YMMV.
> 
> After Reiser ("The Killer Filesystem") became defunct... I jumped over to XFS 
> for my Myth rig.. worked great. My current load I went back to ext3 (just to 
> try it on Myth) and it's a nightmare for handling large files. Forget it. XFS 
> seems to work best for me.. and I'll never trust a first generation filesystem 
> like ext4. Especially ext4. ;)

Reiserfs is defunct? When did this happen?

Even reiser4 has a maintainer still...

David
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