Is Reiserfs better than ext3

Kjetil Torgrim Homme kjetilho at
Mon Jan 12 05:21:08 EST 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 16:46, mb wrote:
> At 17:54 +0530 Ramprasad A Padmanabhan wrote:
> >I am having around 2000 users on my cyrus server ( redhat 9.0 ) 
> >someone told be I should reformat my partition in Reiserfs rather that
> >ext3 and I will get a great perlformance improvement
> ..until you get a hardware failure and your entire mail store is toast.

from bitter experience I can only say: too true.

ReiserFS handles power outages and other unplanned resets well, but if
your SCSI bus acts up for some reason, you'd better have good backups.

Kjetil T.

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