View Full Version : What filesystem does everyone use?

September 1st, 2009, 03:22 AM
So, everyone I'm just wondering what filesystems everyone uses?

September 1st, 2009, 03:24 AM
/ use JFS

/ home I use XFS

September 1st, 2009, 03:25 AM
I primarily use UFS2, ZFS, JFS, NTFS

September 1st, 2009, 03:26 AM
Whatever linux auto formats to lol.

September 1st, 2009, 03:27 AM
ext3 here. I love the stability of it.

September 1st, 2009, 03:30 AM
/ use jfs

/ home i use xfs


September 1st, 2009, 03:31 AM
This really should have been a multi-choice poll :)

ext3 (/home on everyone, and / on my main machine)
ext4 (/ I use jaunty on my laptop, and ext4 makes for speedy booting)
ntfs (for portability, one external hard drive)
fat32 (for portability, thumb drives)

September 1st, 2009, 03:33 AM
The poll should allow more than one choice. I'm using ext4 for / and ext3 for /home at the moment.

September 1st, 2009, 03:34 AM
ext3 for linux partitions, ntfs for windows partitions. I'm boring when it comes to filesystem formats :P

September 1st, 2009, 03:34 AM
ext4 for most things, except /boot, which is ext3.

I'm a former JFS user though. I'm guinea-pigging myself with ext4 for the sake of development.

September 1st, 2009, 03:51 AM
Theres 2 reiser items on that poll...

September 1st, 2009, 03:52 AM
Reiserfs on my desktop, ext3 on my laptop.

September 1st, 2009, 03:52 AM
Theres 2 reiser items on that poll...

Those are two different reiser filesystems ;)

September 1st, 2009, 03:52 AM
There are also three ext but they are different filesystems.

September 1st, 2009, 05:06 AM
Those are two different reiser filesystems ;)

Reiser 3. It is included with most Linux distributions. I haven't seen reiser 4 as an option anywhere. Anyway, the guy is in jail accused of murdering his wife. If I was to reinstall I'd go with ext3. I've got ext4 on one stock Ubuntu Jaunty installation but I really can't see any speed increase, so I'd go with stability.

September 1st, 2009, 05:42 AM
/ and /home: EXT4
/boot: EXT2 (I want to be absolutely sure I can modify menu.lst from windows.)

September 1st, 2009, 05:44 AM
the poll should allow more than one choice. I'm using ext4 for / and ext3 for /home at the moment.


Crunchy the Headcrab
September 1st, 2009, 05:53 AM
I'm using ext3 for my boot and ext4 for everything else.

Artificial Intelligence
September 1st, 2009, 06:44 AM
I use ext4 on them all.

September 1st, 2009, 07:50 AM
ext4, ntfs and hfs+

The Real Dave
September 1st, 2009, 10:48 AM
I'm really not sure about my choice, I used Ext4 for / and /home, fat32 for XP and my 200Gb Data partition. I'm thinking of changing /home back to ext3 for stability, seeing as I just had a filesystem failure with ext4 on /, complete re-install needed. I'm gonna get / as Ext4 though, because, for my system at least, its quite a speed increase.

But where I'm stuck is the Data partition. I shouldn't have used FAT, because of its lack of 4+Gb file support. But I've nowhere to put the Data to re format. :(:(

September 1st, 2009, 11:08 AM
I use ext4 for / and /home partitions, tested it long enough to switch from ext3. Didn't have any problems with it.

September 1st, 2009, 01:14 PM
ext3 for work critical stuff on my laptop..

September 1st, 2009, 02:34 PM
Reiser 3. It is included with most Linux distributions. I haven't seen reiser 4 as an option anywhere.

Reiser 4 is an option in Arch and Gentoo. I don't about anything else though.

Dark Aspect
September 1st, 2009, 02:41 PM
ext3 for now, I'll probably use ext4 with the release of Ubuntu 9.10.

September 1st, 2009, 04:04 PM
ext4, xfs, zfs, ntfs, FAT32, and ext2.

ext4 for / and /home

xfs for a portable 320GB harddrive used on linux only

zfs on my fileserver

ntfs on my windows partition and a 250GB external harddrive that is used on both windows and linux FAT32 on a USB flash drive and ext2 on the usb flash drive running the OS for my fileserver.

September 1st, 2009, 04:13 PM
EXT4 for OS drives
EXT2 for Storage Drives
UFS and EXT2 for servers

September 1st, 2009, 04:28 PM
Well a lot of people have responded so I might as well say what I have, on my laptop I have reiserfs, I had ext4 but I unplugged the battery one time while it was plugged in and the computer shut off and when I restarted I got an error, I don't really use this for anything so it wasn't a big deal to just reinstall and I wanted to try something different.

Oh also, NTFS on my external hard drive, Ext4 on my dual boot on my desktop. I didn't set up its own /home partition in retrospect I should have because theoretically any distrohopping I do I could save all my personal stuff, right?

September 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM
ext2 for /boot
ext3 for /usr
reiserfs for / and /home
xfs for 3 storage partitions

September 1st, 2009, 05:35 PM
After reading many contradictory benchmarks etc , is XFS faster or slower than ext4? if it is faster, are there any reasons not to choose it as my karmic filesystem?