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Re: Format ext3 hard drives

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 2:44 AM, Todd A. Jacobs
<codegnome.consulting+debian@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Dan <ganchya@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I didn't know that the inodes would take so much space.
>> Ext4 would be a better option?
>> I chose Ext3 because it is older and it should be more stable
>> therefore better for a server. Moreover I am going to use ecryptfs on
>> top of that, and I do not know if ext4 works well with ecryptfs.
> The subject of filesystems is a complex one, so unless you benchmark
> each for your particular purposes, you'll have to settle for some
> generalizations. ext4 is more efficient than ext3 because it uses
> extents, so ext4 is probably the better choice for most purposes
> except your boot partition.

Why ext4 is not good for the boot partition? and Is there a big
advantage of ext4 over ext3? ext3 should be able to manage without any
problem a 2TB partition, right?


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