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  • ext2

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  • ext3

    9 36.00%
  • ext4

    14 56.00%
  • JFS

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  • Reiser4

    1 4.00%
  • ReiserFS

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  • XFS

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    Which filesystem are you using with Linux?


    Guys, it's been a while since we've had a poll about filesystems, and they've been making progress with the development of some of them, so what are you all using with your Linux distros these days?

    If you happen to be using something not listed in the poll, or you are using more than one filesystem, please tell us all about it in the comments section below.



    Edit: For those of you that might not be sure which filesystem you are currently using, you can go to a terminal or console and run the following command to find out:

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    df -T
    Last edited by oz; 06-12-2010 at 10:56 PM.

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    I mostly still stick ext3, so that's what I voted.
    I'm gonna be throwing another distro on my computer this weekend, though, and I'll be going ext4 on that one.
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    I usually run ext3 as well, but I've been running ext4 for the last few weeks and might go ahead and stick with it. I've not really noticed much difference between it and ext3 when it comes to speed, though. I'm holding off on my own vote until I decide which one I'll stick with.
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    Not multiple answers?

    I use ReiserFS for my root partitions, so I chose that. But I also have an ext3 drive, an ext2 drive and zfs-fuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freston View Post
    Not multiple answers?
    I tried to edit the poll after posting it to allow for selecting multiple choices but it doesn't allow that under the possible edit options.
    Last edited by oz; 06-11-2010 at 02:41 PM.
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    Ext 4 on desktop/netbook, ext3 on servers (just 'coz I don't like messing with them too much), and ext2 on flash drives/usb sticks.

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    ext 4 on my root drive and ext on my data drives. ext4 is moving to my default but it won't make it to my data drive until I need a new one!

    Anyone had the chops to use btrfs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Anyone had the chops to use btrfs?
    My data is trivial... but I ain't trying out a new filesystem with it...

    So the answer might be along the lines of <southern American accent>Hell No!
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    The last poll on filesystems was done about a year ago and most were using ext3, but it appears already in the poll above that ext4 might be pulling ahead this year:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...you-using.html
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    I am using ext2 and ext4. I have two partitions for Ubuntu 10.04, /boot and ext4 LVM fully encrypted. I had to be a bit careful. I am playing around with Truecrypt on another hard drive that has Windows XP on it that is also fully encrypted. I basically just hit esc and choose the Hard Drive I want to boot from since using a boot loader with two encrypted hard drives doesn't work for me. Anyways.... I have been using Ext4 for awhile now.

    I do want to give BTRFS a try soon though.

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