Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 4, Issue 41

Chris Jones chrisjones at comcen.com.au
Fri Mar 30 12:21:33 UTC 2007




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> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 15:54:25 +0100
> From: Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org>
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu and ext4 file system
> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
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> On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 08:06:05PM +1000, Chris Jones wrote:
> > When is Ubuntu going to support ext4 file system?
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> When it's not likely to corrupt your files (ie, when it's no longer 
> flagged as EXPERIMENTAL) - to the best of my knowledge, there's still no 
> guarantee that the ext4 on-disk format is stable, so formatting a drive 
> as ext4 now may require you to back up and restore for later kernels.
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> > Will it make it into Feisty Fawn final build?
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> No.
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> Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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Thanks for the reply Matthew.

As far as I'm aware, ext4 was finalized on November 2006.

Will it be implemented in Feisty at a later date perhaps? Or the next
major release in 6 months time?

Chris Jones





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