On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Robert Brockway wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Mike Burger wrote:
> > Actually, wouldn't it be safe to say that ext2 is/was the standard FS
> > under linux.
> > After all, unless you specify that you want to use an alternate
> > filesystem, under any distribution, ext2 (maybe ext3, now) is used.
> It has been called the "defacto standard" filesystem but this is only for
> historical reasons. There is no way to enforce a standard filesystem for
> Linux since I can wake up tomorrow and make a distro based on xiafs if I
> want (ok, so I'd need to patch it back into the kernel :)
> I've read that ext2/3 is predicted to suffer significant performance
> penalties vs xfs, reiserfs or jfs for filesystems in the multi-TB range so
> we can expect to see ext2/3 fade in years to come.
I'm not a big fan of ext2/3 by any means, but i think its a bit
near-sighted to assume that ext2/3 won't evolve in the3 future to better
handle larger filesystems.
Lonni J Friedman netllama@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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