[Samba] what's the best filesystem
Duncan.Robertson at vsl.com.au
Thu Oct 6 01:10:56 GMT 2005
Thanks for the pointer, this feature must have sneaked in under the
radar while I wasn't looking - even now googling, reading the man pages
etc gives scant information on it - is there any definitive info source
for using this?
some comments here:
seem to indicate variable results with this feature enabled, does anyone
have much experience with it in production Samba environments?
also how well can it be enabled on pre-existing ext3 partitions?
On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 00:53 +1000, Josh Kelley wrote:
> Duncan Robertson wrote:
> >Also some usage patterns may affect things.. jfs seems to work much
> >better than ext3 for reading directories with LOTS of files in it, a
> >situation which not uncommon on large samba shares.
> Ext3 now supports a dir_index option now to help with directories
> lots of files; I don't know how it compares to JFS, but performance
> at least acceptable when we tried it out.
> >jfs file systems can be grown in place (without unmounting) - but
> >be shrunk.
> >jfs you can choose the filename encoding on mount, which can effect
> >readability of filenames.
> >ext3 can be grown and shrunk, but you have to unmount them.
> Ext3 now supports online growing as well.
> Josh Kelley
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