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As Linux made its way further into the enterprise, a key feature that it was lacking at one point in time was a journaling file system. This was true in 1999, but today there are four journaling file systems that can solve enterprise server requirements. This article focuses on one of them: JFS. The file system is one of the most important parts of an operating system. It stores and manages user data on disk drives and ensures that what's read from storage is identical to what was originally written. In addition to storing user data in files, the file system also creates and manages information about files and about itself. Besides guaranteeing the integrity of all that data, file systems are also expected to be extremely reliable and have excellent performance. Before the year 2000, Ext2 was the de facto file system for most Linux machines; it was robust, reliable,... (more)