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Postby stafio on Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:03 pm

I've been researching filesystems lately and read several places that JFS has the lowest CPU usage out of the various filesystems. With that in mind, wouldn't this make JFS a good default filesystem for Mint XFCE CE? I know that it's not as widely used as EXT3, but it's been out for a while and seems quite stable. The latest version of jfsutils was released in July of this year, so there is still work being done on it. JFS is also being considered as the default FS for Ubuntu.
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Re: Default filesystem

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:24 pm

What I've found talking against it is that you might have problems in/decreasing partition size, but I may have misunderstood
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Re: Default filesystem

Postby stafio on Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:55 pm

You're right, I've read that it is not possible to decrease the size of a JFS partition. I guess I was thinking selfishly, as I've never personally had a reason to do so.
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Re: Default filesystem

Postby linuxviolin on Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:18 pm

For some informations, links... you can want to read this topic from this page :)
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Re: Default filesystem

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:00 pm

I install and uninstall quite a bit and it's good to be able to resize partitions
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Re: Default filesystem

Postby Guestman on Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:59 am

Hmm maybe but to quote a guy on the web, "So what? I don't need to resize my home partition anyway. And everything else can be reinstalled: I don't care much about the rest of the disk, as what matters is in my home partition."
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