[Samba] filesystem of choice?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 16:31:31 MDT 2011

>        I would use 'xfs'.  I believe samba was originally developed
> over xfs, so it's likely the ea-suppot and acl support has had the most
> testing there.  Especially if your file server is setup with a UPS, then I'd
> strongly recommend it.   If not, ext4 might be safer (with write
> through).   It will be slower, but safer.
>        With a UPS, XFS's default 'write-back', will give the fastest
> performance for large file writes (I think reads as well).   It's worst
> performance is on "removing" large numbers of files, as that is pretty
> much a  synchronous operation...

I would just use ext4, it does not have the ext3 large file slowness
or xfs slowdown with lots of small files.


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