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    SubjectRe: Ext2 & Performances
    You might want to take a look at using reiserfs on the 130GB partition, as
    its is journalled and doesn't need to be fsck'ed. Take a look a
    http://devlinux.com/namesys/

    Aaron

    On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Roberto Fichera wrote:

    > At 19.00 21/11/00 +0100, Jakob Østergaard wrote:
    >
    > >On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 05:58:58PM +0100, Roberto Fichera wrote:
    > > > Hi All,
    > > >
    > > > I need to know if there are some differences, in performances, between
    > > > a ext2 filesystem in a 10Gb partition and another that reside in a 130Gb,
    > > > each one have 4Kb block size.
    > > >
    > > > I'm configuring a Compaq ML350 2x800PIII, 1Gb RAM, 5x36Gb UWS3 RAID 5
    > > > with Smart Array 4300, as database SQL server. So I need to chose
    > > between a
    > > > single
    > > > partition of 130Gb or multiple small partitions, depending by the
    > > performances.
    > >
    > >Does your database *require* a filesystem ? At least Oracle can do without,
    > >but I don't know about others...
    >
    > Currently I'm using PostgreSQL.
    >
    > >Usually, if you want performance, you let the database use the block device
    > >without putting a filesystem on top of it.
    >
    > Yes! I know! Oracle should be a good choice for that.
    >
    > >You probably don't want a 130G ext2 if there is any chance that a power
    > >surge etc. can cause the machine to reboot without umount()'ing the
    > >filesystem. A fsck on a 130G filesystem is going to take a *long* time.
    >
    > Yes! I know :-((!!! I'm looking for other fs that are journaled like ext3
    > or raiserfs
    > but I don't know which are a good choice for stability and performances.
    >
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