What of them is best, compatible and stable to be default in upcoming release ?
In my opinion, maybe it would be better in terms of compatibility to stick with Ext2 for the time being. Just in case people are building mixed systems with it..... Only a thought.
i think a support for Ext by default would be the right choice since it`s more commanly used. about if it should be 3 or 2 well unless the project going RC in 4-5 months
i vote for Ext3.
To me it seems that we should consider the following:
What is most important to the project?
- Widely used/accepted FS?
- Fastest FS?
- Cutting edge technology?
- Being unique?
Once that has been determined, then we can choose the best fit. I did manage to find a fairly decent comparison of several candidates:
First of all stable and secure, Ext2 and Ext3 is supported by last 2.4.18 by default, we will not remove them from the base, ext2 will be available to install as modules, not built in.
The questions is, what of this 4 filesystems is fast and stable enough.
I work on my dual Athlon XP 2x2.0GHz, with 2.4.18-XFS, and i can see when i extract a large file likde kde3 localization 80megs tar.bz2, when is extraced about 10% of the archive system freeze during flush the cache, this not good, XFS works like old good Central Point PC-Cache, later micrsoft takes the idea, and make Smartdrive. For me, XFS is good, but not enough, if this flushes not present, maybe will be the my choice.
Kernel 2.4.18 gives a large support of filesystem for compatibility. Trinity must use, fast and stable filesystem, not cutting edge, or something very new, or old and slow ext2.
I dont have opinion at the moment, i use XFS and ext3, i cant see where's the difference between ext & ext3, but for SGI XFS i saw enough.
Anyone to say something for ReiserFS or IBM JFS? Or maybe for SGI XFS, i'm was not happy with SGI, but someone, must know something that i don't
Ext3 gets my vote... :)
Ok, ext3 will be by default, all others will be available as modules, and advanced section
just to fix
in advanced section for the installer, ext3 is stable for all platforms
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