Originally Posted by kc-tr
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.
Originally Posted by error10
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.
Originally Posted by transhour
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"?
Thanks guys. Really interesting information here.