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17<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 17<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
516happens to be in an inconsistent state. 516happens to be in an inconsistent state.
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520<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 520<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
521journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes 521journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like
522like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that 522full data and ordered data journaling. It uses an HTree index that enables high
523enables high performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very 523performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very good and reliable
524good and reliable filesystem. 524filesystem.
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528<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 528<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B+tree-based filesystem that has very good overall
529performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 529performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small
530files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales 530files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales
531extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as 531extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as
532both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of 532both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of
533large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of 533large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of

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