JFS in Ubuntu

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Fri Oct 17 18:48:05 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On the Ubuntu Unlashed blog, it has been suggested that users use the
> jfs filesystem a opposed to ext3:
> http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2008/10/upgrade-from-hardy-heron-to-ubuntu.html
> Is this bad avice? Any gotchas?

Well, just because it's offered as advice, doesn't mean you have to take 
it.  JFS is a good filesystem.  I use it in various capacities.  I 
/used/ to use reiserfs in those cases, but with the whole problem with 
Hans, I've dropped it like it was on fire.

I personally like ext3, but I've been really digging ext4. Even 
experimentally it's just as good as any other filesystem of those types.

But back to the topic.  JFS is a good filesystem.  Use it if you want. 
I don't see it as good advice or bad advice.  Just advice.  The 
performance of the filesystem really depends on your hardware specs, so 

Personally, unless you're dealing with HUGE filesystems 
(multi-terabytes), ext3 is just as good as any of them.

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Mark Haney
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