XFS 'vs' ext3 and Can they go hand in hand !
chsimps at glue.umd.edu
Thu Mar 4 07:58:41 PST 2004
>I used "make menuconfig" and opted for ext3 file system. After doing some research on file systems,
>i was wondering if i can use XFS filesystem (which uses b-tree) for database (only),
>to increase the perfomance.
>And i also read that XFS is Journaled 64-bit file system for IRIX.
>My platform is also 64-bit, Xeon (Intel's) and Linux seems to support XFS.
>Will it be a good choice if i use ext3 file system for files and XFS for database. And is it possible !
Can I ask why you chose to go with ext3 at all? XFS will do just fine
with your regular filesystem. While it is possible to do what you
suggested, I see no reason to, considering most of ext3's performance
problems. In my experience, XFS is at least as stable as ext3, has the
same journaling capabilities, and supports ACL.
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