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reiserfs

reiserfs is a revolutionary new approach to file system design which stores not just filenames but the files themselves in a B*-tree. It is a generation ahead of alternatives which use older plain B-tree technology, and cannot store the files themselves in the tree. Reiserfs doesn't suffer from log congestion either, you can effectively use it for quickly creating a 100,000 entry directory, and it is fairly unique in that.

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  •  27 Mar 2001 02:30

    Release Notes: Bugfixes, a missed case in hash detection code, a new REISERFS_CHECK mode (you can mount by 3.5.x then by 3.6.x and again by 3.5.x), and a check for the count parameter in reiserfs_file_write.

    •  22 Feb 2001 12:16

      Release Notes: Bug fix in reiserfs ioctl code for lilo and decrement key bug fix.

      •  23 Dec 2000 12:17

        Release Notes: This release is the latest beta patch for kernel 2.4.0-test12.

        •  23 Dec 2000 12:17

          Release Notes: This release is the latest version patched for 2.2.18. Please visit the alternative download URL or homepage to download this version.

          •  13 Oct 2000 20:01

            Release Notes: A port to 2.4-test9, a fix for the not-more-than 64k subdirectories, and misc. experimental features.

            Recent comments

            17 Jun 2005 07:02 MarkWPiper

            ReiserDriver


            Another option for reading ReiserFS on Windows is ReiserDriver (http://rfsd.sf.net (http://rfsd.sf.net)). It's a file system driver for Windows NT/XP/2003, so that ReiserFS partitions will appear as native disks to Windows (as they do when using ext2fsd).


            The project is currently in development, but there should be releases within a month.

            13 Jun 2004 20:11 cwolfsheep

            New RFSGUI link...
            I've gotten a new webhost. RFSGUI can now be found at http://www.wolfsheep.com/map/#RFSGUI

            > Well, since rfstool & rfsgui are

            > technically Win32 projects, they cannot

            > be placed on Freshmeat. I was suggested

            > however to annouce them here. They are

            > both GNU-license projects.

            >

            > rfstool: Gerson Kurz in Germany is

            > slowly working on a command-line

            > read-only tool for ReiserFS partitions

            > in the Windows / Win32 environment,

            > although his program will run in Linux.

            > The program is more or less fully

            > functional @ this time, despite being a

            > version ".13"

            >

            > http://p-nand-q.com/e/reiserfs.html

            >

            > rfsgui: I took a copy of the rfstool

            > source, and removed the command-line

            > portion in favor of a Win32 GUI. All of

            > the major functions needed to browse

            > & copy from ReiserFS partitions has

            > been implemented as of version 1.0. I

            > may update it as rfstool is updated, or

            > to change the graphical layout to

            > something a little less ugly.

            > <grins>

            >

            > http://rain.prohosting.com/mpadams/map/

            %

            >

            11 May 2004 10:41 suso

            Filesystem comparison
            This filesystem comparison was just released on Linux Gazette:

            Benchmarking Filesystems LG #102

            While not the most thorough comparison (because it only tests one IDE drive), and also the graphs are awful, the data does seem to indicate the JFS is the top performer, leaving ReiserFS and XFS close behind. Of course, it all depends on what you are using it for.

            09 Aug 2003 22:18 cwolfsheep

            rfstool & rfsgui
            Well, since rfstool & rfsgui are technically Win32 projects, they cannot be placed on Freshmeat. I was suggested however to annouce them here. They are both GNU-license projects.

            rfstool: Gerson Kurz in Germany is slowly working on a command-line read-only tool for ReiserFS partitions in the Windows / Win32 environment, although his program will run in Linux. The program is more or less fully functional @ this time, despite being a version ".13"

            http://p-nand-q.com/e/reiserfs.html

            rfsgui: I took a copy of the rfstool source, and removed the command-line portion in favor of a Win32 GUI. All of the major functions needed to browse & copy from ReiserFS partitions has been implemented as of version 1.0. I may update it as rfstool is updated, or to change the graphical layout to something a little less ugly. <grins>

            http://rain.prohosting.com/mpadams/map/

            26 Jan 2002 19:26 Evanidus

            Reiserfs and low memory systems
            I haven't found much info on this. Was wondering if Reiserfs was a good choice for low memory system (weak cpu as well) for 32Gb+ partitions?

            Personaly I am not a big fan of journals, it happen so rarely that the computer crash or a power outage occur that I don't really need it (could be important for people who need to reboot quickly after a problem however). Yet I heard much praise about the fact reiserfs offer better "speed" (and similar) performances than most other filesystems.

            I've done some tests myself yet I am still unsure if I should use it. Can anyone give me more info/personal experiences on using reiserfs with a weak system and/or point me to another filesystem that could fits my needs better? Should I just keep on using ext2?

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