Journaled File System Technology for Linux
Who's using JFS?
Linux Distributions shipping JFS
The Linux distributions that ship JFS, along with the initial version in
which JFS was available, are included in the following table:
This table isn't being kept up to date do to the face that the filesystem
is available in just about every distribution. It remains for historical
Major Installations & Products using JFS
The following are submissions from system administrators who are using JFS in
a production environment. If you have a notable JFS installation you'd like to
have added to the list, please send email to
We are using JFS on the three main servers running Debian 6 and some
workstations. The filesystem is fast and stable and brings a good
performance to the file, mail and database server.
Installed JFS on the two main-servers of the company.
Mail/Intranet server running on Debian 5.0 with JFS as root and data filesystem,
file and database server running on Debian 6.0 with root, data and backup partition on JFS.
JFS is very fast and stable and the best choice for the critical data in the company.
"First of all JFS is one of few thing for which it's worth living.
We have 5 large installation of Suse Linux 8.0 all of them are running
on a DELL Poweredge 2650 with 6GB of RAM and double XEON 2.8 GHz."
"Linisys, LLC of New Orleans Louisiana is the developer of a new distribution of
the Linux operating system. Shark Linux 1.05, scheduled for release before the
end of the 2003 has chosen IBM's JFS (Journaled File System) for its default
"We are using JFS to format local disks, EMC Symmetrix
shares and Nexsan Ataboys attached to multiprocessor PC's (4 processor
Dells and dua-processor Supermicros) running Postgresql databases on
various flavors of RedHat Linux. It's easy to use, very stable, and
substantially faster than ext3."