View Full Version : ReiserFS here I come...

24th August 2004, 04:14 AM
Well at this very moment I am on my laptop as my desktop is installing FC2 with both hard drives formatted in reiserFS...

From what ive been reading it is the future of all linux filesystems...so i thought i should just change over now...

hopefully everything will work out ok....

then in like 2 months FC3 will be out and I get to do it again !!! yay :)

wish me luck hehe

24th August 2004, 04:49 AM
I hope you changed the boot image to recognise reiserFS, as out of th box it won't be able to read reiser partitions until the module is loaded and it can't load the module if it is sitting on a reiserFS partition.

Also are you useing reiser3 or 4?

24th August 2004, 08:04 AM
good luck :)

26th August 2004, 07:15 PM
I just moved to reiserFS not while ago.
I must say, I cant see any difference.

30th August 2004, 05:52 AM
I hate saying this, but "reiserfs" seems to be reiserfs-3, not reiserfs-4. Unfortunately, Hans Reiser has also said that you can't upgrade a partition from reiserfs3 to reiserfs 4, so you might be looking at a reformat once reiser4 is really out the door. (Sorry, I don't have the link for this)

Worse, supporting reiserfs-4 in the kernel is causing some headaches, due mainly (as far as I can tell) to its usage of arbitrary attributes on files and directories. It's pretty cool, but you might want to follow http://www.kerneltrap.org/ (http://www.kerneltrap.org) until the dust settles.

Apparently, the kernel (or at least the VFS part) needs tweaks in order to expose attribute functionality in a usable manner to the rest of the system. Doing so without breaking binary compability is going to be a neat trick. There might be other issues, but that seems to be the one that I've seen discussed the most.

Some have said that attributes are the inevitable future of modern filesystems anyway, so it's probably good that something as compelling as reiserfs-4 is the one triggering the discussion. Sometimes you need a concrete example to play with in order to grasp the issues, and that seems to be exactly what's happening in kernel-land.

5th September 2004, 07:00 PM
My games sit on XFS. My / is on ext3. My /usr and /home are on reiserfs4.

You have to love the flexibility of linux.

12th September 2004, 04:33 AM
I've being using reiserfs for a few years now and have never had problems. I leave /boot ext3 and everything else is reiserfs.

12th September 2004, 05:55 AM
but i thought mandrake is already including in mdk 10 and previous versions too.

i edited....i was wrong i just checked and its not included yet not even in version 10.1

i also founf this article: http://www.namesys.com/ and it includes benchmarks