On 11/23/05, Dan Armbrust <daniel.armbrust.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been using reiserfs for a couple of years now, and have never had a
> problem with it.  I prefer it over ext3 because it doesn't waste nearly
> as much space... ext3 (with default config anyway) wastes huge amounts
> of your disk drive.
> Dan

You can save some space when setting reserved blocks to 1% instead of
the default 5%:

        mke2fs -m 1 -j /dev/hda1

man mke2fs:

       -m reserved-blocks-percentage
              Specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved for the
              super-user.   This  avoids  fragmentation, and allows root-owned
              daemons, such as syslogd(8), to continue to  function  correctly
              after non-privileged processes are prevented from writing to the
              filesystem.  The default percentage is 5%.