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Re: upgrade to ext3 ?



On Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:15:38 +0200
"Johann Spies" <jspies@sun.ac.za> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 02:06:22AM -0700, Paul 'Baloo' Johnson wrote:
> > On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, Tim Dijkstra wrote:
> > 
> > > Just curious (I'm not really into file systems): Why should I want
> > > ext3 instead of ext2? Is it speed, stability?
> > 
> > A little of both.
> 
> I thought ext3 might be a little bit slower especially under heavy
> load.  It has got extra work to do.  But I may be wrong...
> 
> Another by product of ext3 is that you will have less disk space
> available using ext3 than ext2 - also less than reiserfs.
> 
Let I put the question differently: Is it recommended for me to upgrade the file systems on my desktop and 'small' server to ext3 or should I stick with ext2. Or is this really a "depends-can't say-see for yourself" question?

Tim


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