Jaunty ext4

Cory K. coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 22 04:30:54 BST 2009

Tal Liron wrote:
> The release candidate statement for Ubuntu Studio 9.04 says that ext4 is not 
> recommended. This comes a bit a late for me because I've already converted my 
> household to ext4 weeks ago. (Living on the edge, baby!)
> Can anybody provide more details as to why this is not recommended? Is it the 
> linux-rt kernel? Is it that audio apps feature that silly fsync "bug"?
> I guess what I can do at this stage is create a special ext3 partition for just 
> saving my audio data. (I'm a heavy user of Ardour.) Would that be enough, or 
> should I just avoid using ext4 via linux-rt altogether? If I insist, what would 
> be the consequences?

It's not "recommended" simply because it's a new-to-Ubuntu filesystem.
That's it. (well, scattered reports of locking under load have also
popped up. haven't seen it lately though)

> (By the way, is there a recommended Linux filesystem for audio work?)

Personally, ext3.

> The return of linux-rt to Ubuntu makes me very, very happy. :) I bow in 
> gratitude before the team's dev, packaging, and bureaucratic prowess at bringing 
> this release together.

As are we. Hopefully the kernel is solid and works well for all.

-Cory K.

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