Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 14:12:48 UTC 2009
> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 06:51:26 -0600, Karl F. Larsen posted:
>> I have loaded Jaunty Beta twice, and have done a full update on this
>> computers Jaunty. All is fine, but I was stopped 2 times because the
>> loader was going to use the ext2 file system, but I wanted the ext3 file
>> system and found that and both are using it.
>> But I noted there is now a ext4 file system. Does anyone know why I
>> should use ext4 :-)
> Karl, the simple answer to your question is that if *you* don't know of a
> reason to use ext4 then you don't need to use it. And I am not trying to
> be snarky with that comment.
> A longer answer would mention that different filesystems have somewhat
> different features and strengths and/or weaknesses and a system admin
> selects which one to use based on how the system is going to be used and
> which filesystem best suits those needs. You're not just limited to the
> ext(x) line either, there are also ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, etcetera.
> So, only you can determine what will work best for you and your situation.
> Questions like yours often turn into "religious wars" as people argue back
> and forth about their personal favourite and, in my opinion, that usually
> is unproductive for a list. Now, if you want to research a bit and ask a
> specific question about a particular system, then that might be productive
> and get you useful answers. It always a wise approach to a question.
> Here are some links to get you started:
Not at all and thanks for the info links. I was not really
interested in trying ext4 but it did cross my mind :-)
It appears I was right to stay with ext3 which has been fine.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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