Wiki page - which file system in sd card?
fernando at cmartins.nl
Mon Feb 2 18:23:34 CET 2009
arne anka wrote:
>> There is a certain amount of YMMV with file system choices depending on
>> your usage scenarios, but personally I would really like to use reiserfs
>> and dump ext2/3 and all the problems they cause on the FR (lost
>> data/corrupted filesystems, slow performance, ...) that I have.
> i, on the other hand, recall lots of reports of corrupted reiser
> filesystems. so, what does it prove?
> exactly to end this fruitless debate i proposed the phrase "opinions are
> divided" -- over the years i never found any objective, unbiased analysis
> favouring one over the other.
> so my understanding is, that they are pretty much equal and the only real
> point is, what you personally prefer.
It's difficult to compare objectively both fs from the angle of
reliability/corruption. On this "measure" I would agree that "opinions
are divided" is a good way to "compare" them. However, regarding other
aspects, namely, performance and space usage, from an engineering point
of view I am unhappy with that assessment. It just makes a joke of the
technology/profession, really. I know that fs behave differently
dependent on file sizes, folder entries and operation, etc, and each one
has their own corner cases of optimal/bad behavior. Still, this
information can be assessed objectively, and therefore "opinions are
divided" is quite disappointing answer to users.
However, has Helge Hafting pointed out, comparisons should really be
done on the FR. Therefore, I'll edit the page with "opinions are
divided" regarding reliability and "no objective comparisons yet for
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