Choosing the right Linux File System Layout using a Top-Bottom Process

Posted by linuxer on Aug 1, 2009 11:02 PM EDT ( ISSN 1836-5930 ); By Pierre Vignéras
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As you may probably know, Linux supports various filesystems such as ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, reiserfs, jfs among others. Few users really consider this part of a system, selecting default options of their distribution's installer. In this article, I will give some reasons for a better consideration of the file-system and of its layout. I will suggest a top-bottom process for the design of a ``smart'' layout that remains as stable as possible over time for a given computer usage.

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