[Techtalk] XFS vs EXT3?

Rudy L. Zijlstra rudy at edsons.demon.nl
Sat Oct 4 13:10:24 EST 2003

Anthony Gorecki wrote:

>I'm in the early stages of compiling my new linux system from scratch (not 
>using the LFS guide). Most of the software that is going to be compiled is 
>already prepared and waiting, but I can't find any recent and thorough 
>information on the performance of XFS vs EXT3. I've seen old IBM articles on 
>this and various smaller charts of information but many seem to be in 
>disagreement or incomplete. Does anyone have any opinions on which filesystem 
>would be best or any online resources I can take a look at for this? I 
>decided to go with the latest 2.6 kernel for the newer driver selection and a 
>few of the new features, but I still can't decide on which filesystem to use. 
Without more information its rather difficult to say. I am using 
reiserfs and am quit satisfied with it.
Which filesystem is best is determined by the use you make of the 
machine. At www.namesys.com you will find several benchmarks. They may 
tell you something.
This is the home of reiserfs, so some bias is present.



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