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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XFS Comments (Performance)
by David Lloyd on Fri 31st Aug 2001 01:21 UTC

I've been using XFS at home on my RedHat 7.1 systems since version 1.0. Apart from a minor error with GCC 2.96 (or whatever weird GCC RedHat ship with) - having to force a kernel recompile of 2.4.5 to use kgcc - it's been running quite merrily. I've not noticed any lack of performance although deleting huge amounts of files can be a little tedious; this might sound weird for a home machine but I like to tinker with mozilla and kernels so it's quite common for me to have masses of files suddenly deleted after I've decided that I've finished with the sources. What I have noticed is that my XFS systems run as quickly as my EXT2 systems on the same machine. Furthermore, on a machine where I had XFS and reiserfs (XFS V1.0/RedHat SGI Compiled Kernel and RedHat 7.1's RedHat Compiled Kernel + reiserfs), I couldn't honestly tell the difference. DSL