Re: Ext4dev vs. Ext4
Slim Joe wrote:
> Besides the name, what's the difference between ext4dev and ext4?
> I'm curious because I'm planning to format a 1TB disk as ext4. It
> appears that the e2fs tools already have support for ext4 (with and
> without -"dev"). The problem is the latest Debian Linux image
> (2.6.26.x) has support only for ext4dev.
> So the only way I can use an ext4 filesystem right now is to format
> the hard disk as ext4dev and mount it as ext4dev. Will a subsequent
> kernel upgrade with support for plain ext4 allow me to mount the
> ext4dev-formatted disk as ext4?
It's to my understanding that ext4 stable was released with Linux kernel
2.6.28. I think it was still in development in 2.6.26. I would suspect
that the ext4dev stuff is part of Linux kernels prior to 2.6.28.