[olug] Linux Filesystems

Phil Brutsche phil at brutsche.us
Thu May 20 20:24:20 UTC 2004

Terry wrote:

> I use both Ext3 by itself and with LVM

Have you tried to make an LVM snapshot with ext3?

> works great for my needs which aren't too taxing.....ext2 is said to
> have better performance....

Better performance... doing what?

Some filesystems perform better than others at specific tasks.

ext2 is a good general-purpose file system, as is ext3.  JFS, XFS, and 
Reiser are faster or slower depending on which specific benchmark you 
choose to run.

For the purposes of most people here, each one will work as well as the 
other - in many cases you will need to push the system to extremes to 
notice a difference between filesystems.


Phil Brutsche
phil at brutsche.us

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