[arch-dev-public] Devs choice of filesystems (was: [signoff] xfsprogs 2.9.5)

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 18:59:54 EST 2008

2008/2/9, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> On Feb 8, 2008 4:41 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm sure we have devs that use XFS, right?
> I actually wonder what you guys do use. I'm guessing 75% of us use
> ext2/ext3. Let's get a quick poll going here. :)
> I use ext3 on my two boxes with dir_index turned on for all
> partitions, and some have noatime in the mount options. /boot is the
> exception, which is ext2. Finally, I don't have a tmpfs for /tmp on
> either box, due to the fact that I tend to stick large stuff there and
> I'd rather not swap on a regular basis.

Same here - ext3 everywhere except /boot which is ext2. :-)
Even 2 terabytes storage on a hardware RAID5 in my ex-job had ext3,
not XFS or JFS
(thought maybe I would try JFS just out of curiosity if I had more
time to play with such amount of space).

I have tmpfs for /tmp, a 2GB swap partition and 2GB RAM, but only saw
swap used once where I was doing something complex with really huge
files (don't even remember what that was).

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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