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Re: Partition size

On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 10:16:11AM +0000, Chris Lale wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> >On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 04:10:00PM +0000, Chris Lale wrote:
> >>I read in the Debian installation manual (v.3.0.24, 24th May 2002
> >>section 6.4) that partitions greater than about 6Gb should be avoided.
> >>Does anyone know if this true? If so, why?
> >
> >They're a bit of a pain with ext2 because they'll take geological time
> >to fsck if the system ever shuts down uncleanly. With a journalling
> >filesystem there should be no problem.
> One of my partitions is 8Gb and I have noticed exactly this behaviour. 
> It also takes aeons to mount during boot. Do you think I should convert 
> all my partions to ext3, or just the 8Gb one?

My experiences with ext3 have been uniformly good, so I tend to convert
even small partitions to it. However, others may have had different

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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