Reliable file systems

Benjamin Roe ben_ubuntu at
Sun Nov 7 11:26:48 UTC 2004

> Others has done a bit of research and RaiserFS is considered to be best
> at handling huge number of files.
> We need a FileSystem Performance Test Group.

I think the problem was that it requires more CPU than many filesystems,
so on systems with less processing power available it can be slower.
That was my experience when building my mail server (an old celeron
machine, which I'm just about to upgrade with Ubuntu) but it could just
have been a configuration problem.

There was also the issue with Reiser4, where it appeared to do very well
in benchmarks but in actual use was often slower because of "non-optimal
ordering" of disk writes or something.

Anyway, I'm going to try out ext3 for a bit.


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