[svlug] Re: RedHat 7.1-- first impressions: it's awesome! <- Now install XFS ...
bill at billjonas.com
Sun Apr 29 20:32:02 PDT 2001
On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 11:51:08AM -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
> f) LILO by default doesn't currently support ReiserFS (or XFS)
> making moving root or /boot to ReiserFS potentially problemic for
> system maintenance.
Permit me to ask why you'd *want* a ReiserFS /boot partition. ReiserFS
requires a minimum of 32M for a filesystem, and that's just for the
journal. Assuming you want 20M usable on your /boot partition, you need
52M of partition. (I know disk is cheap, but still.) That, combined with
bootloader issues, makes me think I'll stick with Ext2 for /boot.
Besides, e2fsck on such a tiny partition is actually faster than ReiserFS'
journal replay. ;) And as far as data loss, I don't change /boot very
often, so if things aren't being changed, the data won't (theoretically)
be damaged, right.
Just my thoughts on the subject. Seems like so much gland-waving to me,
just to be able to say that you don't have any Ext2 filesystems on a
given machine. ;-P
Bill Jonas * bill at billjonas.com * http://www.billjonas.com/
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