Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Aug 2001 19:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The days of the plain filesystems like FAT32 and ext2 seem to have past. Newer operating systems are offering journal, 64-bit filesystems, with features like supporting terrabytes of filesizes or attaching attributed meta-data in them. Today we are interviewing (in a given set of questions) the main people behind IBM's JFS, NameSys' ReiserFS and SGI's XFS. Read on about the status of their filesystems, their abilities and what they are aiming for the future.
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To Journal or not to Journal
by Zenja on Wed 29th Aug 2001 03:38 UTC

Great interview Eugenia. Now what would really be cool is a benchmark of various file systems (NTFS, HFS+, ext2, BeFS, XFS etc). One thing that I've noticed on my x86BeBox (perception is a non accurate science)is that Journalling takes a performance hit when compiling large projects with hundreds of small files. The overhead of an extra write (to the journal) means that compiles take longer than on non-journalled systems. Noticably longer. Now if we can only get Dominic to visit OpenBeOS . . . We'll even let him program nude ;-)