[lug] Best block size?

The Matt thompsma at colorado.edu
Mon Sep 15 12:19:31 MDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 11:53, Gary Hodges wrote:
> I was going to format it ext3.  I've never really considered using a
> filesystem other than ext2 or ext3.  No plans to NFS or RAID of any
> type.  If I use ReiserFS does the whole system have to be that or can I
> just make that one disk ReiserFS?

You should be able to just mount that disk as reiserfs.  I sometimes
have my home box with /boot as ext3 (for grub's sake) and / as reiser.

In fact, in your case, you might want to try out mounting the disk
noatime,notail if you are looking for pure speed.  If you want better
disk efficiency, just noatime should be good (unless you need atime,
that is).

Caveat:  I am just sort of a hobbyist at Linux.  There might be warnings
from more experienced admins here about Reiser.  I know that some
programs like dump might have problems with it.  So if you don't back up
via tar/pax, you might want to wait for others to chime in.

"And isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony, anyway?  I mean,
all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good
and crazy, ooh ooh ooh, the sky's the limit!" -- The Tick
  The Matt -- http://ucsub.colorado.edu/~thompsma/
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