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11<version>1.14</version> 11<version>1.15</version>
12<date>2006-08-17</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>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
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564<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 564<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
565journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes 565journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes
566like full data and ordered data journaling. ext3 is a very good and reliable 566like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that
567filesystem.<!-- It has an additional hashed b-tree indexing option that enables 567enables high performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very
568high performance in almost all situations. You can enable this indexing by 568good and reliable filesystem.
569adding <c>-O dir_index</c> to the <c>mke2fs</c> command. In short, ext3 is an
570excellent filesystem.-->
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574<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 572<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall
575performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 573performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small
576files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales 574files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales
577extremely well and has metadata journaling. As of kernel 2.4.18+, ReiserFS is 575extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as
578solid and usable as both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such 576both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of
579as the creation of large filesystems, the use of many small files, very large 577large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of
580files and directories containing tens of thousands of files. 578thousands of small files.
581</p> 579</p>
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584<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust 582<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust
585feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this 583feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this

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