All is well that ends.......
To find out cause of resource hog - the usual method is to run
Then the user may use (see "man" pages for all)
plus the process I.D. number found from using either utility ("top or ps ax")
Hi Joe) there should be little discernible Performance Variation to anyJournalled F/Sys
- beit reiser/ext3/xfs, etc.
Robustness may be more due to what caused any file corruption:
Such as hot-key Ctrl+Alt+ Bkspc on running desktop
WHILE apps are still open.
Both reiser & ext3 have own repair tools
Reiser4 is (arguably) superior - but at a trade-off of benefits.
The jury is still out on that.
In end NO "blanket assertions" may be correctly stated >
All seems to vary by user-tasking contemplated
O.T ~ Much the same applies to: latency/newer queuing-scheduler & WHY any desktop user
would NEED real-time mode (save for E.G. music-synthesizing) ?
More Ram is alway a good thing - but cannot compensate for slower
CPU architecture - nor faster bus I/out & drive devices !
The first gives more buffering cache
The latter faster CPU cycles (most is wasted anyway as top shows.
Huge data transfer needs optimal in/out
Lengthy complicated compiles need CPU power (for those w/more than one box - use distcc)