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Re: Synching disk on logout -- switched to EXT3

On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 03:20:09PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <200312312255.12964.d_baron@012.net.il>,
> David Baron  <d_baron@012.net.il> wrote:
> >Thanks to all the good advice here, I made the switch to ext3. It was quite 
> >painless, was neither doable nor necessitating a CD-boot.
> >
> >Just did the tune2fs -j and edited the fstab and rebooted.
> >
> >Note that on boot now, I get a warning something like:
> >ext2 loader warning, ext3 superblock ..... mounted ext3, filesystem ext2.
> >
> >Besides this, runs perfectly and survived one switch off with a flawless fsck.
> You must set the filesystems as ext3 in /etc/fstab. Not only that,
> you need to make sure ext3 is compiled into the kernel (not a module)
> or loaded in initrd, and tell the kernel that the root filesystem is
> of type ext3 instead of ext2. Otherwise the kernel will mount it
> as ext2.

Well I just did what was stated above on my test system 
and it was suprisingly easy to do.

To test it, I had a bunch of files open and services running 
and killed the power on the machine.

The system came right back up no problem.  I like it.  :-)

Now, why not do this on all systems?

(I manage 7 Debian boxes very far away so I should convert to ext3.)

The only argument I have seen by googling, is one fellow who says
that if his hardware is failing, he wants to know about it and
ext3 won't tell you about possible disk failures.


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