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Re: [gNewSense-users] Filesystem type

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Filesystem type
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:16:21 -0500
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Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> andrei raevsky wrote:
>> On 2/15/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> occasionally).
>>> Matthew  Flaschen
>> well, as long as all works well the differences between jounralling
>> and non-journalling are not huge, although their characteristics in
>> how they handle small or huge files are different.
>>>> 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.
>> Ok, but there are plenty of good Reiser tools out there (check
>> 'apt-cache search reiser')
>> but if you are happy with ext2 (which is rock solid and proven) - just
>> stay with it!
> I think I will stick with ext2 for now.  Thanks for your patience.
> Matt Flaschen

I changed my root to ext3 after a *nasty* partial file corruption on
both my partitions. :(  It happened when I powered off without shutting
down.  The install was screwed up (including apt), so I reinstalled.
Unfortunately, some data is also corrupted so I'm having to copy from
backups (which I conveniently made when I switched to gNewSense). :(

Matthew Flaschen

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