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11<version>8.0</version> 11<version>8.1</version>
12<date>2007-05-07</date> 12<date>2007-06-26</date>
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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>
616happens to be in an inconsistent state. 616happens to be in an inconsistent state.
617</p> 617</p>
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620<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 620<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
621journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes 621journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like
622like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that 622full data and ordered data journaling. It uses an HTree index that enables high
623enables high performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very 623performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very good and reliable
624good and reliable filesystem. 624filesystem.
625</p>
626
627<p> 625</p>
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627<p>
628<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 628<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B+tree-based filesystem that has very good overall
629performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 629performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small
630files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales 630files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales
631extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as 631extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as
632both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of 632both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of
633large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of 633large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of

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