[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Apr 17 07:16:33 CDT 2008

Michael-John Turner wrote:
> My Linux filesystem of choice used to be reiserfs version 3, but that's
> pretty much in maintenance only mode these days. I'm very keen on XFS, what
> with its solid SGI heritage, but I've read a few horror stories of people
> who've lost data using it. There's also JFS, which I have no experience
> with and doesn't seem particularly popular, and ext3, which I'm not a fan
> of because of it's semi-async nature.
> Anyone got any thoughts on this? What's everyone using for their fileserver
> needs these days?

The general consensus seems to be that jfs and xfs are the best of the 
bunch.  I used jfs on Cymru's laptop, and it's working great there. 
I've never been a fan of reiserfs.

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