[sclug] (Reiser)

Dickon Hood sclug at splurge.fluff.org
Mon Apr 28 20:59:57 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 21:38:34 +0100, ed wrote:


: It is a good file system,

No.  It isn't.  Good filesystems should *never* lose data, and should
certainly never utterly screw themselves when running the recovery tool
over them when the filesystem happens to contain a file containing a
filesystem image.  ReiserFS will do this.  This is a fundamental failure.

I have no idea how many filesystems I have in files scattered around my
discs, but there are probably a few ReiserFS ones somewhere.  On ReiserFS
I'd be worried: the mere presence of those objects could trash the host
filesystem they live in.  If XFS or ext[23] had the same problem, I'd not
be running them, either.

: and compared to ext2 I found it very capable.
: However, I also find that XFS and ext3 are capable too. XFS is designed
: around very large files - so it's ideal if you have lots of MP3/MPG/WAV
: files, which can become very large (some might point out that txt files
: can be very large also ... what's in a name?).

I have some transport streams that work out to about 60GB; I use ZFS for
those :-)

: There is a good overview of the properties of file systems with nice
: graphs here:

: http://linuxgazette.net/122/piszcz.html

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Dickon Hood

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