[CentOS] XFS or JFS on CentOS 5?

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Thu Nov 20 07:20:55 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:46:00PM -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
>> Ray Van Dolson wrote:
>>> Hi folks... trying to pick between jfs and xfs for a filesystem.  In
>>> the past we've used jfs with CentOS + centosplus, however, ...
>> CentOS and its upstream source, RHEL, support ex3fs.   I'm not sure why 
>> you'd want to use anything else.   If you have a specific requirement for 
>> JFS, I'd suggest running a BSD or AIX system where JFS is native...  If you 
>> need XFS, I'd run a Linux distribution that supports it natively.
>> If you roll your own hybrid operating system, you get to test and validate 
>> it, and if it breaks, you get to keep both pieces.
>Thanks for the reply John.  However, my question wasn't so much "if I
>should" but how the xfs support in CentOS compares to jfs.  It seems to
>me that xfs is a bit more up-to-date.

I have not tried either of these on CentOS, but have on SuSE
Enterprise Linux.  I have lost data on both jfs and xfs on SuSE
so now use ext3 for everything as it's the only file system that
has never bitten me in the butt.

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