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From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
Subject: Re: O2 Sound and Misc Stuff. [Was LiveCD RC6]
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 04:09:51 -0500
J. Scott Kasten wrote:
> 
> The file system chosen for my box is IBM's JFS.  In work life, I've been 
> doing embedded stuff with JFS for a couple years now.  I first tried it 
> with gentoo and mips under kernel 2.13 about a year and a half ago.  And 
> under 2.17.10-mips, it is still proving to be solid and exceptionally 
> well performing as I've emerged about 500 packages in the last couple 
> weeks - no crashes, no oops, no data corruption, rock solid.  I know 
> people on non-intel are skeptical of it, but I've been warming up to it 
> a lot and have never seen issues, but I've had issues with reiser that 
> made it unacceptable.  There's a lot in terms of performance and 
> features to recommend this file system - assuming stability of course.  
> :)  It's definately worthy of consideration when setting up a new 
> non-intel box.

I wouldn't say we're skeptical, just that no one wanted to run it long enough to 
validate it at a working FS under non-x86 architectures.  JFS is the one I've 
not really messed with too much, so I always held a neutral point of view. 
RiserFS3 ate half my x86 filesystem once, but I think we all have been down that 
road.  XFS I tried once on x86 under 2.6.1, and it liked to oops quite a bit. 
Plus the slow deletion time was always a nuisance.  Thus, I stuck with ext3.

Come to think of it, actually, I did try JFS once on mips, but I believe there 
was a compile bug in the driver when I did, so I just moved on.  Can't recall.


But, tis good to know someone have tested it so extensively.  Maybe in the next 
documentation pass, we'll have to mark it as viable.


--Kumba

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References:
Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6
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Re: Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6
-- Kumba
Re: Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6
-- J. Scott Kasten
Re: Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6
-- Kumba
O2 Sound and Misc Stuff. [Was LiveCD RC6]
-- J. Scott Kasten
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