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An introduction to the Reiserfs journaling filesystem

Jan 30, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

John Gowin explains the difference between the Reiserfs and other Linux filesystems, in this relatively nontechnical article which is part of a series of articles on Linux filesystems at Linux Orbit Pro. Gowin writes . . .

“. . . Hans Reiser and his development team at Namesys created the Reiserfs journaling filesystem. The technical specification for reiserfs is rather complex. Rather than delve into mathematics and name space algorithms, let's look at what its major advantages are over the standard ext2 filesystem . . .”

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