Re: should I try ext3 filesystems even though barely documented?
On Tue, 02 Jul 2002, Stephen Rueger wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 05:59:07AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> > What is this I hear about "ext3" filesystems, is it worth the change
> > for junior home user me, and mainly, on woody, I do
> > $ apropos ext2
> > $ apropos ext3
> > and notice that there's a lot documents that don't even mention ext3
> > yet, ... worrisome.
> ext3 is only an extension to ext2 which adds journalling, so there's
> not much difference. You can even mount and use an ext3 filesystem as
> ext2 if it was unmounted properly. The journal itself is simply a
> special file (under certain circumstances visible as .journal in the
> root directory of the filesystem).
> So, in easy words: you don't have to worry about a lack of
> documentation, in most cases everything will work fine (recover being
> an exception)
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