JFS vs EXT3 vs XFS vs ReiserFS

Paul S paulatgm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 00:55:40 UTC 2008

I've reinstalled hardy 4 times over the past 2 months due to the EXT3 
filesystem getting corrupted.  I didn't have any such problem on gutsy, 
just hardy.

I'm just running a desktop, but using crypto and lvm to put both the 
root and swap within the same partition, with a separate small /boot 
partition.  All done from the alternate installer.

So, after 3 installs with EXT3, I decided to try something else.  I 
notice the installer offers JFS, XFS, and ReiserFS, so I picked JFS for 
the 4th reinstall.

I've been running it a couple days and have purposely crashed the system 
at least 10 times and not yet had any filesystem problem.  This makes me 
believe there is some bug in the EXT3 driver rather than a hardware 
problem on my harddrive.  I have a Seagate Technologies harddrive.

I also noticed some bugs on launchpad about similar experiences with 
EXT3, but no solutions.

I read some on wikipedia and googling, but I couldn't get anything more 
than specifications .. nothing on performance comparisons among the 4.

Anyone know any reason to avoid JFS or use any other?


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