(nix) File Systems ¿ ?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by SPeedY_B, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Which file systems do you recommend for *nix operating systems ?

    Mostly Linux distributions seem to default to ext2, or more recently ext3, yet when i read articles dotted around the web it seems that users recomend file sytems such as XFS or Reiser.

    Personaly i've only ever used:
    ext2 (Mandrake + Redhat + Slackware)
    ext3 (Mandrake)
    FFS (NetBSD)

    So do others file systems such as XFS actually provide any real optimisations or improvements over the standardised ext2/3 ? ¿ ?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Hmmm ... I've only used ext2 myself.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think im gonna find thats all that most people have used with it being the pre-set default in most distributions.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I definately recommend ext3 over ext2. Some people don't want to use ext3 since it's not "standard" yet, but I disagree. ext3 is Journalizing, like NTFS. This means, in short, that if you crash or reboot without shutting down, you won't have to run a long disk checking routine before starting. Very nice if you're new to Linux and are prone to f*ck things up. ;)