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** On May 16, Brian May scribbled:

>     >> that :)
>     >> 
>     >> How about ext3, then?  :)
>     Marek> It's even less usable right now :(, same with XFS :(
> Could somebody please tell me what the difference is between
> - reiserfs
> - ext3
> - xfs (I have never heard of this one before)
Reiserfs is a completely new file system initially designed by Hans Reiser
and his team that has journalling capabilities, uses balanced b-trees for directory
searches (unlike ext2 which uses linear dsearch) and block allocation, 
features highly optimized file access. Go to http://www.devlinux.com/namesys
for more info
ext3 adds journalling to the ext2

XFS(tm) is an SGI project (open source) to port their high performance, fool
proof, journalling, 64-bit file system to Linux. For details see 

> So far all I know is that they are all enhanced file systems that aim
> to do better then EXT2.
Well, you can say so in two words :))

> So, from that above system:
> - which ones support ACLs (I heard something about EXT2 supporting
> ACLs, or am I mistaken)?
Yes, ext2 has had support for ACLs in its design, but they are implemented
by off mainstream patches (sorry, no URLs :()

> - support for capabilities (see
> http://www.eros-os.org/faq/basics.html#whatis-eros for details on what
> I mean here)? This looks like (to me) it might be more important then
> ACLs, but may require changing a lot more then just the file system.
Patches for ext2 support for capabilities on the 2.3 kernels can be found in
the Linux kernel archive

> - which ones don't require file system checking on startup? How reliable
> is this?
Well, minimal fscking is always necessary, but the journalling feature makes
it really unnoticable.


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