[CentOS] Centos 4.1 & ReiserFS

Ajay Sharma ssharma at revsharecorp.com
Sun Oct 9 06:46:16 UTC 2005


Hi,

I'm upgrading my mail server tomorrow from CentOS 3 to CentOS 4.1.  And 
I'd like to use ReiserFS this time around since everyone says it 
performs much better with smaller files (all the mail is in Maildir's 
instead of mbox'es).

Right now I have a pretty basic filesystem layout:  /boot, swap, and /. 
  Am I making the correct assumption that I can't install CentOS with 
the CentOSPlus kernel?  So I need to split it up:

/boot -> 128MB ext3
swap
/     -> 4 GB ext3
<free space>

Then i'll install the OS, upgrade the kernel to the CentOSPlus kernel, 
install reiserfs-utils, format the free space as resierfs and mount it 
as /home.

This is an older server so I'm trying to suck as much out of it before 
forcing the company to upgrade.  I figure a shiny new 2.6 kernel and 
reiserfs should buy me some more time.

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  Tips?

Thanks,
Ajay



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