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Re: best way to disable journaling on ext3?


disclaimer: i've never actually done this

afaik ext3 is just ext2 with a journal tacked on.  so that given, it
should be really easy.  replace all entries that say ext3 with ext2 in
/etc/fstab, and you should be ready to go.  just make sure you shutdown
cleanly after doing so.  i don't believe you have to modify the filesystem
at all.


On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 12:45:39PM -0900, Britton wrote:
> Short story:
> I suspect ext3 of possible causing crashes and would like to know the best
> way to disable as much of it as possible without reformatting my disk.
> Longer story:
> I recently got a new 80G ATA disk, and cloned my debian install onto an
> ext3 journaled file system on it.  Now some programs that move lots of
> data seg fault sometimes, causing subsequent ls to hang or my machine to
> lock up completely.  I think the kernel may be needing to do  special work
> to compensate for my bios not knowing about really big drives, because
> older kernels didn't see the whole of even my 40G drive, and my bios
> giives me an update ESCD successful (or something like that) on every
> bootup.
> Britton Kerin
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