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Fedora has actually been rather limited in it's support of various filesystems. The kernel supports the different filesystems, but the installer hasn't given you the option of using XFS and JFS for your main filsystem for example.
Improving ext4: bigalloc, inline data, and metadata checksums
Posted Dec 4, 2011 17:41 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
"JFS does not, for a long time (even after it was the default in Fedora)"
You are inaccurate about your claim on the installer as well. XFS is a standard option in Fedora for several releases ever since Red Hat hired Eric Sandeen from SGI to maintain it (and help develop Ext4). JFS is a non-standard option.
Posted Dec 4, 2011 19:22 UTC (Sun) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
re: XFS, I've been using linux since '94, so XFS support in the installer is very recent :-)
I haven't been using Fedora for quite a while, my experiance to RedHat distros is mostly RHEL (and CentOS), which lag behind. I believe that RHEL5 still didn't support XFS in the installer
Posted Dec 4, 2011 19:53 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
That is early 2008. RHEL 6 has xfs support as a add-on subscription and is supported within the installer as well IIRC.
Posted Dec 5, 2011 16:15 UTC (Mon) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
(I parsed it the way rahulsundaram did too - it's not clear).
Posted Dec 5, 2011 16:59 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
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