Re: Advice about ext3, please
> Does anyone here power off their computer without first shutting it down?
> Maybe, but after having to spend time repairing the system and/or rebuilding
> it or losing data they most likely don't anymore.
Even if you're careful, you'll still occasionally lose power, and your
machine will still occasionally crash. That's why people have developed
file systems that can withstand even such situations (using journalling
or a log structure).
> Neither ext2 nor ext3 were designed to be used in this manor.
ext3 was specifically designed for these situations.