Is Reiserfs better than ext3

Bennett Crowell ben at
Fri Jan 9 10:11:36 EST 2004

We have been using JFS, which has worked quite well for us. This is on a 
Dell 2650 running Redhat 9.

Bennett Crowell

--On Friday, January 9, 2004 22:46 +0800 Craig Ringer 
<craig at> 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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