JFS vs EXT3 vs XFS vs ReiserFS

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 15:44:09 UTC 2008

2008/4/29 Paul S <paulatgm at gmail.com>:
> 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?
>  TIA,
Im not sure but i dont think ReiserFS support quota if you want to use that.
And how about ACL on ReiserFS, any know?

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