[CentOS] XFS or EXT3 ?

Fri Dec 3 23:42:13 UTC 2010
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 12/3/2010 6:20 AM, Peter Kjellström wrote:
>> What about the XFS admin tools - do these get installed when
>> you format a partition as XFS from anaconda, or are they a
>> seperate rpm package, installed later?
> They are in a separate rpm (xfsprogs, repository: extras).

On that topic, there are many arbitrary differences between the way the 
ext3 and XFS tools work.  If you're the sort who has half the tune2fs 
command line interface memorized, you'll find yourself climbing a bit of 
a learning curve by switching to XFS.

IMHO, the best reason to use XFS is when you have to get past one of the 
ext3 limits.  If your problem fits within ext3's limits, stick with it.