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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 04 2017, @05:19AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 04 2017, @05:19AM (#462759)

    I voted for ext2/ext3 but use ext4. It is probably one of the most well tested and understood operating systems (second to the FAT family). For the longest time, people have tried to get me to use different ones, but I always end up back with the ext2/ext3/ext4 family. Most other file systems I've used (which include HFS, FAT, NTFS, BTRFS, ReiserFS, and BeFS) have all lost data on me due to corruption of some kind or another. The winner is BTRFS, in that I installed the OS rebooted, used the system for a bit, shut it down, started it up the next day and when I rebooted it to install updates, it balked due to disk errors; from formatting to corruption in less than 6 hours.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 04 2017, @07:03AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 04 2017, @07:03AM (#462790)

    Ditto. ext4 and have used it on my desktop systems since before it entered the mainline kernel tree.
    For production systems I manage, they got ext4 root filesystems as soon as it was rolled into Debian/Ubuntu as a selectable filesystem option, and ext4 for data partitions earlier than that -- pretty much as soon as the FS was no longer marked "experimental" in mainline. For DB loads especially, ext4 is noticeably better than ext3.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday February 04 2017, @11:16AM

    Yeah, the eds are noobs. I'll fix it real quick...

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Deeo Kain on Saturday February 04 2017, @11:17AM

    by Deeo Kain (5848) on Saturday February 04 2017, @11:17AM (#462812)

    I voted for ext2/ext3 but use ext4. It is probably one of the most well tested and understood operating systems (second to the FAT family).

    Except for the fact that ext4 is a filesystem, not an operating system.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Saturday February 04 2017, @06:10PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 04 2017, @06:10PM (#462889) Journal

    Something similar. Tested and understood - I keep reading about the advantages of alternative file systems. But, when it comes time to create a file system, I just rely on what I know. Ehhh - call it lazy, I guess.

    Ditto the experience with ReiserFS. I got half excited about it, all those years ago. I worked with it for awhile, had some problems, then the author went apeshit, then to prison. So much for reliable support. I just fell back to Ext4, because it just works.

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