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Re: [gNewSense-users] Filesystem type

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Filesystem type
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:47:42 -0500
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andrei raevsky wrote:
> On 2/15/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I could convert them now to ext3.  I was wondering whether there are
>> tangible advantages to ext3 for a typical desktop user.
> Yes, there are: journalling, i.e. ext3 keeps track of what data you
> have on your disks, and where it is.  which really helps in case of
> crash or power outage.

I do know ext3 journals.  I'm just uncertain how much that's necessary
for desktop use.  I have a laptop, so power outages aren't relevant, and
 GNU/Linux has never completely crashed on me (though X crashes

Matthew  Flaschen

> I personally use ReiserFS which, in my
> experience, is even faster and superior in the recovery after a power
> outage (something which happens often in Florida).

I don't think I would switch to ReiserFS because tools like parted have
such limited support for it.

Matthew Flaschen

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