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ReiserFS vs. ext3

29 March 2004 — 1-minute read

Now, I don’t claim to be an expert on filesystems. That said, this time around I installed reiserfs on my root and home partitions, instead of ext3, at the recommendation of the Gentoo installation documentation.

I have been so impressed.

Whereas emerge sync used to take about 5-10 minutes to run with ext3, it now runs in about a minute. It flies!

I wish I knew more about the strengths and weaknesses of the various filesystems. Right now, it’s easy to say “I’ll never go back to ext3”, but I have to wonder if there is a time and place for it, over reiserfs.

Reader Comments

you are righ man, i also have same exp.
you are righ man, i also have same exp.
Yah, I find reiserfs WAY ahead of ext3 as well. I only wish I could use reiser4 instead of fs.

reiser sucks