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dragos240
November 8th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Since I reinstall arch about every month (not because it breaks, it's just fun.), I always change something. Instead of ext4, I chose xfs this time. What's the difference?

Dark Aspect
November 8th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Since I reinstall arch about every month (not because it breaks, it's just fun.), I always change something. Instead of ext4, I chose xfs this time. What's the difference?

xfs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFS) vs Ext4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4)

It would appear that xfs was not designed for Linux and is slow at certain tasks.

benerivo
November 8th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Never noticed any difference. I would have to be copying/moving 100's of files a day to actually give a damn (seriously).

cariboo
November 8th, 2009, 12:51 AM
I went with xfs when I setup my server because of the large file bug that ext4 had. Xfs is designed to handle huge files, and is only slightly slower that ext4.

Grant A.
November 8th, 2009, 01:07 AM
XFS is great if you're hauling around giant media files, but it's terribly slow with small ones. Plus, it doesn't journal the same way that Ext3/4 does. If you shutdown the computer improperly, you run the risk of corrupting all of your user data and home directories.

ubuntu-freak
November 8th, 2009, 01:55 AM
I've had more problems with EXT than XFS. I've experienced a few bad shutdowns and restarts with XFS and not suffered any ill effects. A cool feature of XFS is the fact that you can defragment a single large file, or the whole drive/partition. Also, I think I'm right in saying that patches and optimizations are still added to the Linux kernel for XFS.