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11<version>7.0</version> 11<version>7.1</version>
12<date>2006-08-30</date> 12<date>2006-11-02</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
210happens to be in an inconsistent state. 210happens to be in an inconsistent state.
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214<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 214<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
215journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like 215journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes
216full data and ordered data journaling. ext3 is a very good and reliable 216like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that
217filesystem. 217enables high performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very
218</p> 218good and reliable filesystem.
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221<p>
221<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 222<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall
222performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 223performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small
223files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales 224files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales
224extremely well and has metadata journaling. As of kernel 2.4.18+, ReiserFS is 225extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as
225solid and usable as both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such 226both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of
226as the creation of large filesystems, the use of many small files, very large 227large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of
227files and directories containing tens of thousands of files. 228thousands of small files.
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231<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust 232<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust
232feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this 233feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this

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