[bitlug] Re: ReiserFS

  • From: Pavan T C <Pavan.Chandrashekar@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bitlug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 10:12:32 +0530

>>Ok, done. Now what? Anybody in for writing a plugin? I havent had any
>>experience with filesystems. If there is one who has, they can lead
>>this. Or we can start off with a few discussions.
>   I don't think I can survive if I get involved in plugins now, but there is
>   a good deal of info I found from the www.namesys.com site, under the
>   Reiser4 tab on the left...
>   Particularly, these are good:
>   - design flaws in the Unix directory interface.
>   - why B+ trees are better than B- trees
>   - (so called) dancing trees
>   - how filesystems handle crashing PCs.
>   - wandering journals
>   Also check out their benchmark page and compare with
>   http://www.sun.com/software/whitepapers/solaris10/fs_performance.pdf.
>   where sun claims that their UFS on Solaris can significantly outperform
>   ext3 and reiserfs (not reiser4),although the test is a year old,has some
>   good sound bytes...
>   Is anybody using ReiserFS at all?? I think it is worth a try, from what 
> these guys advertise...
>   How many people actually use trees directly? I have not,till now.

Oh, yes. SUSE linux has ReiserFS as its default filesystem. I dont know
if its Reiser3 or Reiser4. Coming to trees, probably the filesystem is
THE module which finds it extremely useful.

Prasad can probably throw more light on where trees are used extensively.


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