regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Sep 27 16:45:26 UTC 2007

On Thursday 27 September 2007 10:01, Milan wrote:
> And how about using ReiserFS by default, or any other journaled
> filesystem that doesn't require fsck to run regularly? I'm using
> reiser3, and I hadn't noticed that fsck was run by default on startup
> until a friend of mine installed Ubuntu with standard settings (i.e.
> with ext3).
> >From Wikipedia: "ReiserFS is the default file system on the Slackware
> <>, Xandros
> <>, Yoper
> <>, Linspire
> <>, GoboLinux
> <>, Kurumin Linux
> <>, FTOSX and Libranet
> <> Linux distributions
> <>. ReiserFS was the
> default file system in Novell <>'s
> SUSE Linux Enterprise until Novell decided to move to ext3
> <> on October 12
> <>, 2006
> <>^ for future releases."
> Why did Novell went back to ext3?

ReiserFS is effectively unmaintained.  I've switched from ReiserFS to Ext3 for 
my installs too.  While it works well now, bitrot seems inevitable.  

Scott K

Note: This has nothing to do with an legal issues the developers have.  The 
Reiser devs have been focused on ResierFS4 for quite some time.

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