Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#202 closed task (invalid)

Use EXT3 instead of EXT2

Reported by: willimmn Owned by: clfs-commits@…
Priority: major Milestone: CLFS Standard 1.2.0
Component: BOOK Version: CLFS Standard GIT
Keywords: Cc:

Description

CLFS has been using EXT2 for a while, and a change is long overdue. It is best to use EXT3 instead of EXT2 now. Why? It supports journaling, online file system growth, etc, etc.

Other file system that support journaling are: ReiserFS, Reiser4 and XFS. Would you use EXT3 or the other journaling file systems?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Jim Gifford

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

If you read the book correctly, it points to other file systems in the cblfs wiki. We use the base standard which is ext2. We expect the more advanced users to select the file system of their chosen. But you are limited to what the host distribution supports. You have to remember CLFS doesn't not cater to only building from Linux but other OS's as well. We are not going to list the command for every different OS out there, we use Linux as a base.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 11 years ago by willimmn

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

Replying to jim:

If you read the book correctly, it points to other file systems in the cblfs wiki. We use the base standard which is ext2. We expect the more advanced users to select the file system of their chosen. But you are limited to what the host distribution supports. You have to remember CLFS doesn't not cater to only building from Linux but other OS's as well. We are not going to list the command for every different OS out there, we use Linux as a base.

But, ext3 is the NEW standard, judging by how many distros use it.

This should be updated in CLFS, and DON'T CLOSE THIS TICKET AS INVALID, EVER!

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Jonathan

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

The user can create whatever file system they wish do use. Ext2 is used because it is supported by all linux distros and other non-linux operating systems that do not suppport Ext3. CLFS can be built from non-linux hosts so this is why Ext2 is used.

Do not reopen this ticket again.

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