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

Thayer Williams thayerw at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 19:25:54 EST 2008

On Feb 08, 2008  3:50 PM PST, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

ext2 /boot
ext3 / (all defaults)

I tend to go for the safest and most extensively tested option,
especially where data integrity is concerned.

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