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Use xfs_fsr to keep your XFS filesystem optimal

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 161.231.132.17] on July 18, 2008 12:56 PM
I am extremely happy with XFS for my /home partition, where I do have huge files (DVD Isos for my home videos). I did have lots of trouble using it as the root directory (boot loader issues, etc), so now I am sticking to ext3 for "/". And yes, I do run this utility (fsr) frequently.

What I wonder is what kind of performance gain you can get. I just run it 'cause there is no harm. Has anyone heard of benchmarks of disk performance before/after xfs_fsr? (I know this would be entirely case-specific, but it'd be nice to see some examples)

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