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Fri Nov 30 21:44:40 UTC 2007

recoverability. It wastes less space for its journal. It is faster,
but not as fast as reiserfs. It is better than ext3 in CPU usage, and
handling large sets of small files, and large files . ...this makes it
better for scientific computing and storage.

The optimal size for a ext3 should be less than ~20GB (according to
one benchmark), else performance degrades

You can see LQ for a recent long discussion +poll on the topic

These two articles are somewhat in favour of XFS and JFS too as XFS is
difficult to use on Linux.


A. Mani

A. Mani
Member, Cal. Math. Soc

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