Is Reiserfs better than ext3

Oliver Jones oliver at
Fri Jan 9 23:02:01 EST 2004

Speaking of FS corruption.  In the past I've had corruption occur with
Reiser FS for no readily apparent reason.  I've never had the same thing
happen with ext2.  And until recently I've never had it happen with
ext3.  Recently though I did have a workstation corrupt it's ext3
/usr/bin director.  No idea why either.  So I don't think any system is
completely immune but I do trust code with a ext2 heritage more than
pretty much any other Linux FS.


On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 03:46, Craig Ringer wrote:

> 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
> I noticed a significant performance improvement when moving from ext3 to 
> reiserfs, and consider it well worth it. That said, reiserfs doesn't 
> play especially well with LVM snapshots, so there's a significant 
> downside. Some people swear by XFS - and it /does/ work brilliantly with 
> LVM - but there have been reports of unreliability and FS corruption.
> Craig Ringer

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