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Re: RaiserFS via NFS

On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 08:02, Christoph Moench-Tegeder wrote:
> ## Jose Alberto Guzman (jguzman@iteso.mx):
> >  One recomendation is to always use the latest reiserfs-tools from 
> > upstream in case of need, as the developers are constantly improving them.
> In case of emergency, I do not want to rely on the latest improvements
> (always hoping that all necessary improvements have made their way
> into the source...).

If you search, you will find reported 'problems' for any of the latest
journaling filesystems. All of the solutions for these problems are "use
the latest" if you are lucky. If you are unlucky the solution is "will
be fixed soon". Bare in mind when googling for problem reports that the
oldest and/or most popular will have the most "hits", but this does not
make them the "worst"... it often means they are the "best". 

In the case of Reiser vs JFS vs XFS vs ext3, it depends on what you
want. If you want stability and reliability, then maturity is what
counts. XFS and JFS have long histories, but not with Linux. ext3 is the
newest but is a relatively simple extension to the mature ext2. Reiser
was the first journaling filesystem to be included into the Linux
kernel, and has paved the way for all the others. Don't let the old
history of Reiser bugs put you off; that is a history of bugs found and
fixed. The others just haven't got much of a history yet...

I think they are all pretty much on par now. For me, inclusion into the
standard Linux kernel counts for something; others have already thought
hard about what is "ready" to go in, I don't have to duplicate that
effort. AFAIK raiser and ext3 are the only ones in so far.

Donovan Baarda <abo@minkirri.apana.org.au>

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