Filesystems for new hard disk drive

Andrew E. Mileski andrewm at
Mon Mar 21 00:47:20 EST 2005

François Jacques wrote:
> Actually, JFS is more mature than ReiserFS. I used it in the past with OS/2
> Warp 4.x and, at the time, the driver was developed from AIX sources.

*laughs heartily*

You've never ported software, eh? :)

The Linux driver can be considered a whole new animal with its own set
of "features" (bugs).  IBM is still working on it quite a bit.  Give
it a year or two.

> I know Reiser is quite good with small files. Which is perfect when running
> Apache and Squid. I'm just a bit concerned about its CPU load... 

The CPU load is negligble.  If it isn't in your application, then you
shouldn't be using a NetWinder for it.  JFS will probably be no better
in this category.

I really suggest ext3 instead of doing anything "exotic" though.  I
suspect results will be about the same.

Andrew E. Mileski

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