Re: Ext4dev vs. Ext4
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 01:16:04PM EST, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:59:07 -0600
> Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On 12/30/08 19:36, Ken Teague wrote:
> > > Slim Joe wrote:
> > >> Besides the name, what's the difference between ext4dev and ext4?
> > >>
> > >> I'm curious because I'm planning to format a 1TB disk as ext4. It
> > >> appears that the e2fs tools already have support for ext4 (with and
> > >> without -"dev"). The problem is the latest Debian Linux image
> > >> (2.6.26.x) has support only for ext4dev.
> > >>
> > >> So the only way I can use an ext4 filesystem right now is to format
> > >> the hard disk as ext4dev and mount it as ext4dev. Will a subsequent
> > >> kernel upgrade with support for plain ext4 allow me to mount the
> > >> ext4dev-formatted disk as ext4?
> > >
> > > It's to my understanding that ext4 stable was released with Linux
> > > kernel 2.6.28. I think it was still in development in 2.6.26. I
> > > would suspect that the ext4dev stuff is part of Linux kernels prior
> > > to 2.6.28.
> > Exactly. I'd wait to use ext4 until .29, because lots of bugs will
> > be found in the .28 cycle.
And who will find the bugs if everyone follows your recommendation?
Too late now .. but I for one would have encouraged the OP to go ahead..
No offense meant & a Happy New Year...!