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Re: [suse-security] Filesystem choice in secure server installation


Am Mittwoch, 21. Januar 2004 18:26 schrieb Togan Muftuoglu:
> Hi,
> I was reading the SLES8_EAL2_SecurityGuide.pdf
> http://www.suse.de/de/security/eal2/SLES8_EAL2_SecurityGuide.pdf
> On page 8 it stated to have the "/" partion as ext3. If I remember
> correctly SuSE had ReiserFS since 6.4 and and it has been the default
> choice of filesystem for quite a time.
> So want I want to understand is what makes "ext3" as a better choice for
> the meeting of criteria and what are the reasons reiserfs fails.

As far as I know ext3 is much more reliable in the aspect of File and data 
consistency. ReiserFS sometimes tends to losing data or attributes, which can 
be fatal in a server environment. 

Also the journaling of ext3 is AFAIK much better.

> I do not want to start a flame war but I want to understand the facts in
> making such a decision.

Wouldnt count it as starting a flame war. Its good to know what you are doing, 
so ask if you are not sure about anything. There are no stupid questions, 
just stupid answers.

> Thanks and greetings from Stuttgart
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> Togan Muftuoglu
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Igor Puschner

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