[Samba] filesystem of choice?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 24 19:27:30 MDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 03:16:00PM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
> >>On 24/06/11 09:46 AM, John G. Heim wrote:
> >>>I'm setting up a new linux fileserver and I was wondering if samba
> >>>likes one filesystem more than another. I have to format a 1.8Tb
> >>>partition sometime today and I'll probably do ext3 unless samba
> >>>prefers something else.
> >
> ----
> 	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.

No, it was originally developed over SunOS ufs. I did the
xfs work when I was @ SGI doing the 64-bit Samba port, so
it's one of the older supported filesystems though.


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