[Samba] File Systems - Which one to use?

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Thu Dec 12 12:12:01 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 10:47, Dragan Krnic wrote:
> > ext3 and XFS have ACLs while, 
> > afaik, JFS and reiserFS do not.
> A dangerous misconception. The best file system around,
> ReiserFS, can handle ACLs and EAs just beautifully after
> you enable the features in the kernel,

Very nice to know, I was aware about EAs not of ACLs, are tehy in
official kernels?
I do not use proprietarized distributions so SuSe and such are not an
option I consider.

Besides that, if it is in an official kernel have you tested them with
Are they Posix compliant?
Can you give me some more info on them? API?

> What a difference in directory manipulation commands!
> Reiserfs is screaming fast compared to all other fs's
> out there.
> Windoze client SMB/CIFS subsystems are very abusive of
> these commands, so it may mean a lot of difference in
> performance. I have yet to take it into production (at
> the moment ext3 rules because of the same initial error
> of judgement) but tests so far were very encouraging -
> oh boy, reiser really kicks butts, especially with log
> on a separate spindle.

Maybe, but I would like to see some test before :-)


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