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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>
390happens to be in an inconsistent state. 390happens to be in an inconsistent state.
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394<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 394<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
395journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like 395journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes
396full data and ordered data journaling. ext3 is a very good and reliable 396like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that
397filesystem. 397enables high performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very
398</p> 398good and reliable filesystem.
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401<p>
401<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 402<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall
402performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 403performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small
403files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales 404files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales
404extremely well and has metadata journaling. As of kernel 2.4.18+, ReiserFS is 405extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as
405solid and usable as both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such 406both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of
406as the creation of large filesystems, the use of many small files, very large 407large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of
407files and directories containing tens of thousands of files. 408thousands of small files.
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411<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust 412<b>XFS</b> is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust
412feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this 413feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this

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