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.
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"
> 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.
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.
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"
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>
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?
reiserfs & quota
Hmm, why standard linux kernel (2.4.16) do not support quotas ? only ac tree have builtin, but last ac kernel is getting old :(
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.