Re: Partitioning my new 1TB drive
Am Mittwoch, 28. September 2011 schrieb Marc Shapiro:
> On 09/25/11 23:35, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
> > I would emphatically recommend to use a more advanced file system
> > like ext4 for this size of drive.
> > E.g., fsck runs much much faster with ext4.
> Other than fsck running faster, what are the advantages of ext4 over
Big files are faster cause Ext4 uses extents instead of bitmap blocks. For
more information see the links Jörg-Volker posted.
In recent kernels Ext4 should have gotten close to XFS performance wise
even on large machines. For a desktop or laptop I recommend Ext4 anyway
unless BTRFS gets an fsck and leaves experimental status. I use BTRFS on /
already even on my main laptop, but /home for it is still Ext4.
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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