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For standard desktop or application server use EXT3/4 would work just fine. There are certain file systems which handle large amounts of data and or I/O however if you needed those you would know and would search them out
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I prefer EXT4. It's extremely good and is widely supported. It's a good all-rounder unless you're reading thousands of tiny files per second.
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For standard desktop or application server use EXT3/4 would work just fine. There are certain file systems which handle large amounts of data and or I/O however if you needed those you would know and would search them out
Well I read the wikipedia (gasp I know) pages on a few of them and they're all like (in my likely incorrect interpretation) "sometimes this FS crashes and takes your info with it" but "it's super fast". Basically I kind of wondered what were the pros and cons of each along with perhaps trying to find the "best" all around FS.


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Btrfs will EVENTUALLY be the default Linux filesystem, if you believe Ted Ts'o. However right now it isn't stable enough for general use -- and it was supposed to be released three years ago. It definitely has some cool features which will be nice to play with, but I got burned with ReiserFS and -- since some of the ReiserFS people have been working on it -- I'm not going anywhere near it until it's been "stable" for quite a while.
I don't believe people flat out but if I'm understanding it correctly Btrfs is part of the reason that MeeGo really flies on a netbook. Even compared to other distros its fast and yes, it slaughters windows on the same hardware. So I didn't know it was "experimental" until my friend who got me into Linux (a big Slackware nut who loves laughing at me asking dumb questions ) mentioned it. Needless to say I was a little worried. But that gets me to wonder why the whole push by Intel is going on. They're going to have OEMs releasing it soon and I can't imagine you'd release to the general public an OS that's got something important in the "experimental" stage.


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i agree, in most home settings ext3/4 is all you really need.

i use to use reiserFS for about a year on my server, but some one told me the creator of it whacked his wife and that it no longer being supported...so i switched the drive over to ext4...

most of the other FS's you will probably need the features they offer over ext4/3 or even notice a speed difference for average use....but rookie you should know by now, "best" is subjective
And that's why I didn't go with reiser either. I was like, "well that's going to be dead in the water now".

Ultimately, I thought there was some specialized uses that each one was good at and that I couldn't accept Linux having a bunch of different FSs that pretty much work the same.

And yes I know that "best" is subjective. That's why I have such a "screwed up" I guess choice of distros I like.

So the whole thing with Btrfs is the only thing left bothering me. Is it "political" reasons that Intel and those behind MeeGo claim its not "experimental" while Edward Shishkin says it's "completely broken"?

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I think Btrfs is stable, it's just people have a hard time accepting new things. I think it's the default in the new upcoming Ubuntu, isn't it?

Anyway, it's stable enough to be included in the kernel (unlike Reiser4), so it's good enough for me. While the current kernel is 'bleeding-edge', but I can't see the Linux kernel devs (and Linus, for the matter) accepting buggy/broken code into the main kernel release.

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Actually, a quick check of wiki proves I'm wrong - it's in the testing kernel, but not the release kernel. Hmm. Well, it's still closer than Reiser4
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post #15 of 65
ext4 is your standard desktop one, its really good all around and well supported, and also a journaling file system so that helps

ext2 is waht ext3 and ext4 are based on, except ext2 does not have journaling anda few features... by default its slightly faster cause the journal slows the others down but i dont think its really noticable, and if you really want that extra speed you can just customize ext4

reiserfs is journaling and is built for handing tons of really small files so if you have that need, reiser will give you the best disc space usage and speed easily (small defined as <32k)

jfs is just another journaling file system... its an os/2 thing, easily ignored cause ext4 is more supported

xfs close to jfs... easy to ignore the only use for these two really is if you want an old file system thats a little more trusted...

btrfs IS experimental but its supposed to replace ext4... dont see it happening

as far as desktop stuff goes.. you might as well just rock ext4 on all your machines right now
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Well I read the wikipedia (gasp I know) pages on a few of them and they're all like (in my likely incorrect interpretation) "sometimes this FS crashes and takes your info with it" but "it's super fast". Basically I kind of wondered what were the pros and cons of each along with perhaps trying to find the "best" all around FS.




I don't believe people flat out but if I'm understanding it correctly Btrfs is part of the reason that MeeGo really flies on a netbook. Even compared to other distros its fast and yes, it slaughters windows on the same hardware. So I didn't know it was "experimental" until my friend who got me into Linux (a big Slackware nut who loves laughing at me asking dumb questions ) mentioned it. Needless to say I was a little worried. But that gets me to wonder why the whole push by Intel is going on. They're going to have OEMs releasing it soon and I can't imagine you'd release to the general public an OS that's got something important in the "experimental" stage.




And that's why I didn't go with reiser either. I was like, "well that's going to be dead in the water now".

Ultimately, I thought there was some specialized uses that each one was good at and that I couldn't accept Linux having a bunch of different FSs that pretty much work the same.

And yes I know that "best" is subjective. That's why I have such a "screwed up" I guess choice of distros I like.

So the whole thing with Btrfs is the only thing left bothering me. Is it "political" reasons that Intel and those behind MeeGo claim its not "experimental" while Edward Shishkin says it's "completely broken"?

Thanks guys. Really interesting information here.
i was messing about with a custom kernel the other night, the drivers for btrfs is in there, it says "experimental" beside it, i was using the lts kernel, 2.6.35, so it might be different in the newer stable.

whatever happened to zfs port to linux? zfs used to be drooled over...
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Im going to have to agree with the majority here.. EXT4 is the way to go. EXT3 is tried and true but there are a few performance increases that come with EXT4 and its 'new'
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i was messing about with a custom kernel the other night, the drivers for btrfs is in there, it says "experimental" beside it, i was using the lts kernel, 2.6.35, so it might be different in the newer stable.

whatever happened to zfs port to linux? zfs used to be drooled over...
btrfs takes a lot of its stuff from zfs i believe
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For my desktop: EXT4.
For my server: EXT4 boot partition, XFS data partition.
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lol ext4 boot partition? thats actually one you could ext2 on you dont need the journaling for your boot partition
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