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Re: should I try ext3 filesystems even though barely documented?



On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 06:21:08PM -0700, ben wrote:
> > I've used it for 6 months now without a problem
> >
> > Not having to do a fsck on 140GB of disk space after a power failure
> > makes it worth it to me, a home user to put on my and my wife's PCs.
> 
> yeah, granted, a fsck on a disk that large can take time, but your 140 gigs 
> still doesn't qualify as a compelling reason for me to change mine. working 
> with 6 gigs, it really doesn't provide a great advantage. dan was asking for 
> a whyto more than a howto, so i guess the answer would be size of disk * 
> power failure.

Depending on the type of journal you choose ext3 can also buy you some
more safety regarding data-integrity.
See http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/4136/5/ for a good
introduction.

Greetings,

Vinai

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