Mike Frysinger posted on Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:10:01 -0500 as excerpted:
> while i've never tested xattrs on reiserfs (as alluded earlier, i've
> dropped all my reiserfs usage in favor of ext4), but i know tmpfs works
> (once you've enabled it in the kernel).
(2) Good experience since data=ordered, even thru bad ram induced kernel
lockups, plus a drive overheat recovery (dd-rescue) after an AC failure.
(3) The kernel folks don't screw with it as much as they do ext*.
Reference the infamous ext3 data=writeback period during which reiserfs
stayed safely data=ordered. I know people on ext3 that were wondering
why they were losing data during that period, until I explained the
situation and they switched to explicit data=ordered.
btrfs ftw, tho, when I think it's ready. Perhaps after the larger
metadata blocks that LWN says is penciled in for 3.3, which should be
early January merge-window and mid-March release, assuming 10-week cycles
and given current 3.2-rc4. But I'll omit listing my reasons as I did for
reiserfs, since I guess anyone interested has already read up on btrfs.
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