Default filesystem

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Feb 2 22:28:25 PST 2007

On 2/2/07, Luca <liliana.perossa at> wrote:

> LFS officially supports Ext3 as default file-system and in BLFS book we
> find under File Systems ReiserFS and XFS progs. These filesystems are
> judged stable

You're actually reading more into this than there is. There is no
"officially supported" filesystem. The ext3 commands in LFS are just
an example because ext3 is a widely supported and stable filesystem.
In BLFS, reiser and xfs are in there because they're common, not
because they have any preference by the editors. You're free to
install *LFS on any filesystem that you find to be stable.

If you read the LFS page again where the commands for creating a
partition are, it says nothing about how you _must_ use ext3. It just
says ext3 is the most widely used filesystem. It's written for someone
who might not have experience with filesystems and it is not meant to
be an exhaustive treatment of filesystems on Linux.


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