Re: Off topic question about HD filesystems
Magnus Sandberg writes:
> This questions is not actually related to Debian-BSD but maybe somebody can
> give me some hints.
> I plan to have a dual boot system with both Debian (Linux) and *BSD,
> probably OpenBSD or FreeBSD. I would like to let both OS-es share /opt
> where I put home accounts, download areas, etc and my question is -
> Which filesystem is handled best by both Linux and BSD?
> Does *BSD handle ext2 okay or does Linux handle UFS better?
Here is a summary of my experience,
1. FreeBSD 4.0 - has no native fsck for ext2. Doing mkfifo
caused a kernel panic (but the fifo was created first!). Does
not support newer ext2 features (sparse super, etc).
2. OpenBSD 2.7 - has the best ext2fs support, but the
partition support for any disks without a partition containing
a BSD disklabel is buggy.
3. Linux 2.2.17 - ufs is buggy, turning on writing can create
bad symlinks. Even in ro mode, sometimes an out of partition
disk block is requested.
4. NetBSD 1.4.2 - I don't remember about ext2, it was too long
ago, but be warned - NetBSD will write non-standard partition
tables, which can be easily fixed (by an expert).
Jeff Sheinberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>