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Re: no root file system after encryption

On Fri, May 8, 2015, at 17:00, Bob Proulx wrote:
> I always use and recommend ext2 for /boot.  It avoids wasting space in

The bathtub curve also applies for software systems, in practice.  When
you aim for realiability, you need to consider the general maintenance
state of the underlying kernel code (bitrot that crept in as other parts
of the kernel changed and evolved, general increase in how brittle the
code is due to accumulated maintenance, how much testing and attention
from developers it still gets, etc), not just filesystem features.

In that sense, ext2 is not nearly as good a choice as it once was.  A
newly created ext3 with default parameters (yes, that means it gets a
journal -- that's how it gets most use and most testing) is a better bet
nowadays as far as present and future reliability goes.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org>

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