Re: Partition setup, which filesystem
Well, if you want someone to tell you "use THIS filesystem and no other!" so that your life can be easy and happy, no sugar (well, there are such people, but they are usually flamers, bigots or the FS developers - categories are nonexclusive).
Originally Posted by Aslund
This is about choice, and Linux is in particular the filesystem bitch of all OSes: I use XFS for the recordings partition on my Mythbuntu media center because it can handle very big files with little latency to the client app. However, on my main box I have a small ext3 root and a big ReiserFS /home suitable for the very small config files usually stored in user dirs, while in a Gentoo box with a more flaky HD that is mainly used to run BOINC I prefer ext3 for all its partitions. Finally, my laptop is all-ReiserFS. What I mean is that the FS best fit for you depends on what are you planning to put in it, how are you planning to store and retrieve it, etc. Why do you claim to seek experimenting with different filesystems if you don't want to take the first step in the scientific method and choose what FS to experiment with?
But of course, if you want an easy answer, just use ext3 The SUV of the filesystems!. On the other hand, ReiserFS is fascinating because it can go from lightning fast to crawling slow and back in little time depending on the workload you put upon it.
May the Source be with you.