Bug#222630: ext2 is the wrong default for partconf/create-filesystem
On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 08:04:46AM +0000, Gleydson Mazioli da Silva wrote:
> I think the reason for that is because on old BF days disk space was expensive (so
> lost 32MB for a journal file ou more than that would be a considerable lost).
It's much more likely that the choice was made back when ext3 was less
well trusted, and no one has bothered to change the template for a
long time. In the days when 32megs was a significant loss, ext3
wasn't even available yet. :-)