Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Steve Kieu (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 21:02:59 EST

 --- Erik Mouw <J.A.K.Mouw@ITS.TUDelft.NL> wrote: > On
Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 03:18:59PM +1000, Steve Kieu
> wrote:
> > My advice:
> >
> > Dont use reiserfs,JFS
> > it is ok to use ext2
> >
> > Go journalling? use ext3 or XFS
> >
> > I have used all of these fs and pick up this rule
> (up
> > to now, not sure it remains right in the far
> future)
> FUD. I've been using reiserfs on quite some systems

Probably !. I said just from my computer, :-)

Reiserfs uses system resources more than others.
Perfomance is ok (not as far more or less than JFS)
but after using for a while, some mysterious things
happen ; for example, the ini file of some program is
changed wihtout any reason. For example I run mc and
make it learn all keys, and pause when executing a
command ; After reboot, sometimes all these setting
are lost, some times not. It still happen with XFS
though but never see in ext2, ext3 (now I am using)

JFS I was happy to use that when my computer is normal
power off. One time, power outage then it completely
trashed my root partition (can not recover by any
means) Have to restore from backup file and sure, let
it go for now.

I aggree Reiserfs should be stable but unfortunately
in my computer it doesn's show any good sign of
advantages than xfs or ext3. Dont mention about some
minor bug like zero log file (fixed already I hope)
but the data. Ahhh, I remember one time when I ran

pppd call myisp

pppd can not make the connection. I view the syslog
file and noticed that chat send the wrong command to
the modem. Strange, I thought as it is usually ok to
make the connection. Check the /etc/ppp/chat/myisp
file ; things seem to be normal. Ok I delete that file
and edit it again exactly what I saw in the previous
file. Run pppd call myisp; it is Ok. What do you

It has not yet happen to me now, for about 2 weeks
(with ext3)

Okay may be that is FUD ; lets be like that way. I
only say from my usage.


> and never got any
> problem. If reiserfs wouldn't be stable, SuSE
> wouldn't have supported
> it as one of their stable filesystems for over a
> year.
> Erik
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