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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Journaling filesystem comparison
by spaghetti on Wed 29th Aug 2001 17:44 UTC

Well, really interesting writeup. BTW, NTFS is hardly a journaled filesystem, no matter how much Microsoft would want you to think so. Actually, sometimes NTFS volumes are absolutely un-recoverable (that's when we wished we used FAT instead..). In my opinion, the most advanced filesystems overall are BFS and Netware Storage Services. NSS is not only a filesystem and a database, it's much more, and it's extensible. But for a non-server computer, BFS is ideal. It has the perfect blend of ournaling, 64-bit-ness and metadata capability.