Stephen Gran on 22 Sep 2006 16:01:56 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu + RAID5

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 11:08:49AM -0400, Randy Schmidt said:
> I was able to create a reiserfs filesystem on it by leaving it
> overnight, and like someone said, it took forever to mount, but it's
> there. Is there any downside to keeping reiserfs? I read a little
> about it and apparently it's not as good if the system crashes? The
> journaling isn't there or isn't as good?

The fact that it took so long to build a filesystem on several different
filesystems seems to me like a problem with the I/O subsystem, rather
than any particular filesystem.  Run hdparm against your various drives,
and make sure they are getting reasonable throughput.  I suspect they
aren't, and this is the root of your problem.

As for reiser, I avoid it like the plague these days.  It was good at
one time, but there are many journaled filesystems these days, and the
others have mostly working recovery tools, unlike reiser.  Reiser's one
last advantage was rapid traversal of directories containing many small
files, but tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/sda1 will do the same thing on 
ext3, and is on by default for new installs.

YMMV, of course.
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