Filesystems for new hard disk drive

Ralph Siemsen ralphs at
Fri Mar 18 07:51:24 EST 2005

François Jacques wrote:
> Hi all,
> Anyone tried the "alternative" filesystems such as JFS, XFS or ReiserFS on
> the Netwinder? Did you get better performance than with ext3fs?

Haven't benchmarked them in a long time... so I suspect the numbers I 
have are not meaningful anymore.  Would be intersting to see the results.

> PS: from my understanding, only the /boot and rescue partitions requires to
> be ext2fs otherwise the unit won't boot (normal or rescue modes)

Correct.  I had a hacked up nettrom that could understand ext3 but it 
along wih all other nettroms had to be pulled for legal reasons, so 
right now ext2 for boot is your best choice.

Rescue partition can be omitted if you wish... nfsboot or disk swap are 
equally good methods of recovery.


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