df numbers vs reality

Brandon Ooi brandon at hotornot.com
Tue Dec 6 23:41:11 UTC 2005

Out of curiosity, what are the results of your tests on different 
filesystems? are you concerned more with performance or reliability?

We use reiserfs because seems reliable and stable. We don't have huge 
number of writes. We've also tested ext3 but with no noticeable difference.


Eric Lambrecht wrote:

> Brandon Ooi wrote:
>> Hmm, on second thought that may be a feature of ext2/3 to prevent 
>> runaway processes from preventing maintenance work by a superuser. 
>> This is not true for reiserfs.
> In any case... 'tune2fs -m 0' fixes it for ext2 filesystems.
> Eric..

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