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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-filesystems.xml,v 1.1 2008/03/01 14:15:57 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-filesystems.xml,v 1.6 2009/06/14 10:16:24 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE included SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE included SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<included> 5<included>
6 6
7<version>1</version> 7<version>4</version>
8<date>2008-03-01</date> 8<date>2009-06-14</date>
9 9
10<section id="filesystemsdesc"> 10<section id="filesystemsdesc">
11<title>Filesystems</title> 11<title>Filesystems</title>
12<body> 12<body>
13 13
24</p> 24</p>
25 25
26<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'"> 26<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
27Several filesystems are available. Some of them are found stable on the amd64 27Several filesystems are available. Some of them are found stable on the amd64
28architecture, others aren't. The following filesystems are found to be stable: 28architecture, others aren't. The following filesystems are found to be stable:
29ext2 and ext3. jfs and reiserfs may work but need more testing. If you're 29ext2, ext3 and XFS. JFS and ReiserFS may work but need more testing. If you're
30really adventurous you can try the unsupported filesystems. 30really adventurous you can try the other filesystems.
31</p> 31</p>
32 32
33<p test="func:keyval('arch')='arm'"> 33<p test="func:keyval('arch')='arm'">
34Several filesystems are available. Some of them are found stable on the arm 34Several filesystems are available. Some of them are found stable on the arm
35architecture, others aren't. ext2 and ext3 are found to be stable. JFS and 35architecture, others aren't. ext2 and ext3 are found to be stable. JFS, XFS and
36ReiserFS may work but need more testing. If you're really adventurous you can 36ReiserFS may work but need more testing. If you're really adventurous you can
37try the unsupported filesystems. 37try the other filesystems.
38</p> 38</p>
39 39
40<p test="func:keyval('arch')='HPPA'"> 40<p test="func:keyval('arch')='HPPA'">
41Several filesystems are available. Ext2, ext3, XFS and reiserfs are found 41Several filesystems are available. Ext2, ext3, XFS and reiserfs are found
42stable on the HPPA architecture. The others are very experimental. 42stable on the HPPA architecture. The others are very experimental.
84journaling, which means that routine ext2 filesystem checks at startup time can 84journaling, which means that routine ext2 filesystem checks at startup time can
85be quite time-consuming. There is now quite a selection of newer-generation 85be quite time-consuming. There is now quite a selection of newer-generation
86journaled filesystems that can be checked for consistency very quickly and are 86journaled filesystems that can be checked for consistency very quickly and are
87thus generally preferred over their non-journaled counterparts. Journaled 87thus generally preferred over their non-journaled counterparts. Journaled
88filesystems prevent long delays when you boot your system and your filesystem 88filesystems prevent long delays when you boot your system and your filesystem
89happens to be in an inconsistent state. 89happens to be in an inconsistent state. If you intend to install Gentoo on a
90very small disk (less than 4GB), then you'll need to tell ext2 to reserve enough
91inodes when you create the filesystem by running <c>mke2fs -T small
92/dev/&lt;device&gt;</c>.
90</p> 93</p>
91 94
92<p> 95<p>
93<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 96<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
94journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like 97journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like
95full data and ordered data journaling. It uses an HTree index that enables high 98full data and ordered data journaling. It uses an HTree index that enables high
96performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very good and reliable 99performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very good and
97filesystem. Ext3 is the recommended all-purpose all-platform filesystem. 100reliable filesystem. Ext3 is the recommended all-purpose all-platform
101filesystem. If you intend to install Gentoo on a very small disk (less than
1024GB), then you'll need to tell ext3 to reserve enough inodes when you create the
103filesystem by running <c>mke2fs -j -T small /dev/&lt;device&gt;</c>.
98</p> 104</p>
99 105
100</body> 106</body>
101<body test="not(func:keyval('arch')='SPARC')"> 107<body test="not(func:keyval('arch')='SPARC')">
102 108

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