[Techtalk] Re: Tried fsck'ing it...
carla at bratgrrl.com
Fri Mar 22 21:36:25 EST 2002
Raven, corporate courtesan writes:
> Heya --
> Forwarded on behalf of Kai MacTane. >
> I know that journaling filesystems are supposed to be superior
> at this sort of error handling, but the machine in question is a P-133
> with 64 megs of RAM. Can that handle ReiserFS or ext3? Would those
> save him from similar horror stories in the future? He *just* spent
> three days rebuilding this box; he'll reinstall it again if necessary,
> but wants to make sure that if he does that, he won't have this same
> problem again if the box suddenly loses power.
> Any help gratefully passed on to Kai. Thanks in advance.
Red Hat's ext3 whitepaper, which doesn't address the issue of system
requirements. I don't believe it would bog down his machine, it's very
configurable, and writes don't eat up much CPU or RAM. A slow hard drive
might make a difference, in theory.
I have several low-end servers upgraded to ext3, and I can't tell any
performance difference. I've not run any benchmarks, but users are not
complaining, which to me is the best benchmark.
It's certainly less hassle than restoring a trashed system. I think the most
important thing is to use SOME kind of journaling filesystem! So far my
experiences with ext3 are positive. I've not tried any others.
Carla Schroder, Bratgrrl Computing
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