Point/Counterpoint - Ext3 vs. XFS

After focusing on the Web the past couple months, for this round, Kyle and Bill turn to something a little more local—Linux filesystems.

Kyle Rankin is a VP of engineering operations at Final, Inc., the author of a number of books including DevOps Troubleshooting and The Official Ubuntu Server Book, and is a columnist for Linux Journal. Follow him @kylerankin.


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Use VxFS

Anonymous's picture

Use VxFS

What about JFS or Ext4?

Gary's picture

The discussion is interesting, but why leave out JFS. Backblaze is using it for their Debian-based online backup. Redhat doesn't support it, but Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS do. And Ext4 is about to become the default filesystem for Ubuntu. Can you comment on those file systems? Maybe you've been over all this before.