[CentOS] Centos 5 on Large Disks.

James A. Peltier jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca
Tue Oct 23 09:26:28 UTC 2007

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> I know that XFS gets all the press about being a great performing file
> system ... but if you want the best stability on CentOS, you should at
> least consider ext3 instead.
> I have worked very hard to get stable code for xfs in centos-4 and
> centos-5, and lots of people use it, but (IMHO) ext3 is still much more
> stable with the CentOS Kernels.
> That is my $0.02 ... I'm sure other people will tell you I am all hosed
> up :D
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes

EXT3 performance is lacking in many areas and its support for larger 
file systems is still a problem.  However, it is rock solid and 
hopefully EXT4 will address the performance and file system limit issues.

James A. Peltier
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