Re: Single root filesystem evilness decreasing in 2010? (on workstations)
On Sun, 28 Feb 2010, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
swap 4GB may never need it, but u have plenty of disk
/boot 100MB ext2 safe call, even if grub(2) doesn't need a /boot
/ 40GB ext2/3 journal may eliminate mandatory check interval
/var up2u ext2 sequential write/read, journal unnecessary
Hi Stan. Questions about the need for a journal aside, if you run ext2
when you will get a fsck following a crash _whether you need it or not_.
Yes you can bypass it but the filesystem will be marked dirty.
My recommendation is to not use ext2 unless you have to and then only on
/home up2u xfs best performance for all file sizes and counts
As a long time sysadmin I council against mixing filesystems like this
unless there is a compelling reason. Using different filesystems drives
up management overhead. The tools and procedures to fix different
filesystems are different so you're expecting someone to have to deal with
both cases in the event of problems. Methods to backup can also vary,
This is an example of the classic 'heretogeneous vs homogenous system'
argument applied to filesystems.
*You may trust ext4 at this point, but I, and many others don't. xfs
beats ext4 in every category, so why bother with ext4?
I do rather like xfs and it can be used for every regular filesystem on
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