> Ewan Grantham wrote:
> >I've just setup a nice, 6-disk, USB-2 300 Gig/disk array, and was
> >prepared to follow my normal pattern of installing ext3 as the
> >filesystem. However, I saw the interview with Hans Reiser about
> >ReiserFS4, and am now wondering if reiser has really improved enough
> >to use it, or if ext3 is still the way to go?
> You'd be best off trying some tests of your own, using files of the size
> and quantity you expect to use on a regular basis. I would consider
> ext3, xfs, and reiser3/4... and run some tests with them. We've had
> really good luck using XFS on large raids, I personally had a bad
> experience with reiserfs 3, it lost data on a USB based drive, as if it
> were never even there, even after trying the recovery tools.
Don't touch anything that doesn't do ordered-mode journaling, especially if
you use raid, unless your data-consistency requirements don't require this.
XFS is best, but does not support ordered-mode.
reiser4 is still new.
ext3 is rock-solid!