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What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?

ext2
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reiserfs
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Witek Mozga

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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2008, 02:04:03 pm »

No vote for JFS so far. Seems to be forgotten but as I said before it looks best in the cited benchmarks.

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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2008, 08:08:14 pm »

I used to do consulting for <inset name of large corporate type distro maker here> and our customers that really needed high end file system performance chose xfs even though we didn't officially support it.  Despite the benchmarks cited it tested as by far the fastest (yes, faster than jfs) and it is 100% reliable.  I have had data corruption problems with reiserfs.  Never had any with xfs. 

grub doesn't support ext4 at this time, nor does it support ext3 with the new, larger default inode size.  I've used lilo with xfs and I have had zero problems to date.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2008, 09:22:08 pm »

No vote for JFS so far. Seems to be forgotten but as I said before it looks best in the cited benchmarks.
Well, since you're asking on a VL forum where JFS is not offered during setup then you probably won't get any with JFS as root. VL formats the root partition during setup to one of the four default choices (ext2, ext3, reiserfs, or XFS). It would be a beyond the typical user to bypass that and manually setup VL. If JFS is added to that default set as an option perhaps more would use it.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2008, 08:07:19 am »

I just tried to install VL standard with XFS... The installation took a lot longer than with reiser.
Removing small files also seemed to incur a delay.
Maybe just my imagination, but it felt less responsive than with reiser... strange, given the good impressions about xfs above.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2008, 09:16:09 am »

I use XFS, 5.8 SOHO and LILO. No problems. Have not done any performance testing, nor have I noticed any discernable difference from ReiserFS.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2008, 11:25:58 am »

You won't notice the difference between XFS and ReiserFS doing casual computing.  <Insert name of Hollywood animation studio here> measured significant difference processing their animation -- a process which uses huge amounts of I/O and all the computing power it can.  In that environment the difference was huge.

Please note that I am not disclosing company names due to an NDA I signed.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2008, 11:42:52 am »

It's weird because when I chose XFS, I felt the installation was a lot slower.
Two days later, I reinstalled with ReiserFS (same computer, same partition, same vector cd, same packages), and it was back to "normal".

But I guess it must have been some other reason... I actually wasn't expecting any discernible differences, and that's what surprised me.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2008, 12:48:41 am »

You won't notice the difference between XFS and ReiserFS doing casual computing.  <Insert name of Hollywood animation studio here> measured significant difference processing their animation -- a process which uses huge amounts of I/O and all the computing power it can.  In that environment the difference was huge.

Which was faster then? reiserfs or xfs?

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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2008, 04:59:56 am »

XFS will peform better using large files (i.e. > 1 Gb) such as with video rendering/editing.
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Re: What filesystem do you use for linux root partition?
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2008, 10:55:03 pm »

Yes, XFS was much faster in the environment I described.
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