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.
Gentoo/MIPS Team Lead
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