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Re: Recommended linux file system?

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_comdasys.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:36:06 +0200

On Monday 31 March 2008, Daniel Toplak wrote:
> Hi,
> at the moment we migrate a windows 2003 server to Debian 4 etch with about
600 SVN repositories.
> The revisions of the repos are at the moment from small (about 20-100) to
big (about 20k-100k).
> On the new linux server we will use 1.4.2 (debian 4 stable) version with
FSFS as backend.
> So which is the recommended linux file system for this scenario?
> ReiserFS 3 or 4?
> Ext3?
> XFS?
> Which one is rock solid for subversion?
> The security criteria is the highest priority (less file damage)!
> Has some one experiences in those different files systems with SVN?
> Daniel Toplak

Ah, the nice FS flamewar... almost as nice as the "OS flamewar" or "editor
flamewar" :-)

Seriously, you will find more personal belief than hard facts out there. Take
what you feel comfortable with. None of the FS's you've mentioned is bad:
they're all stable, they all have their pro's and con's, and you will always
find someone who is swearing by the ashes of his grandmother that the FS
which someone else recommended is horribly broken and will turn your data
into bit junk.

I'd search the web for some articles or papers investigating filesystems, that
will yield better data than asking on a mailing list, IMHO.

Marc Haisenko
Comdasys AG
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80686 München
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