[rescue] Linux FSs

Michael-John Turner mj at mjturner.net
Fri Dec 5 04:12:46 CST 2008

On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 07:37:39PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> For my money, JFS is the way to go on Linux right now.  ext2/ext3 are
> stablew but slow and antiquated; ReiserFS has always been of suspect
> reliability, and has horribly high CPU utilization for delete
> operations; XFS, as previously noted, is not fully supported on Linux.
> The rest are pretty much bit players (so to speak).

Commenting on this purely from a support perspective, the one thing that is
a huge plus for me is that XFS has a very active development team. I came
across a minor issue a few months ago and had a patch within hours.

This is purely hearsay, but I remember reading a comment from someone who'd
contacted IBM and been told that they only had one developer currently
working on JFS.

FWIW, I currently use XFS for everything but /boot on my Linux systems.

Michael-John Turner 
mj at mjturner.net      <>  http://mjturner.net/

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