XFS In Dapper [previously posted to ubuntu-users]

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at canonical.com
Wed Mar 5 20:45:20 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Nick Webb <nick at freelock.com> wrote:
>  Can anyone share their XFS experiences on Ubuntu Dapper?  Is it as
>  stable as ext3 in your experience?  Any tips/tricks/gotchas?  Any other
>  file systems I should look at (JFS, ReiserFS, etc.)?

I have a (comparatively small) 1TB filesystem on top of a RAID5
attached to a server that has evolved through
Dapper->Edgy->Feisty->Gutsy.  Before settling on XFS, I ran a few
benchmarks testing EXT3, JFS, and XFS.  EXT3 reduced my overall
formatted partition most drastically (which is a lot of Gig's thrown
away on huge filesystems).  I also found huge differences between
XFS/JFS and EXT3 on file deletes. I have had no problems to speak of
with XFS.

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