Derek Broughton news at
Tue Apr 29 16:26:16 UTC 2008

Michael Leone wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at>
> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 29 April 2008, Michael Leone wrote:
>>  > Well, that was *8* years ago ... things change in 8 years, you know
>>  > ... :-)
>>  >
>>  > Use whatever makes you happy, but basing decisions based on antiquity
>>  > may not be the best way to go. I used to use ReiserFS way back when
>>  > (up till about 3 years ago), and I never had that problem. I did have
>>  > a drive start to die, and when I re-formatted it, I decided to change
>>  > to a different filesystem, mostly because I could.
>>  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.   (referring to my use of ext3 since 8
>>  yrs ago)
> In which case, nothing ever gets upgraded to newer, or better (not
> that the two are not necessarily the same).
> :-)
> Just teasing. I use ext3 myself now, since it suits my minuscule home
> needs.

Indeed.  I use JFS just because I can - while I had a bad experience with
Reiser, I suspect the drive was dieing at the time, so it probably wasn't
Reiser's fault.  Ext3 is inefficient, but how many of us with our
single-user machines will ever notice?

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