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SubjectRe: document ext3 requirements
Can one avoid replay of the journal then if it would be unclean?
Just curious.

Pavel Machek wrote:
> Using ext3 is only safe if storage subsystem meets certain
> criteria. Document those.
> Errors=remount-ro is documented as default, but superblock setting
> overrides that and mkfs defaults to errors=continue... so the default
> is errors=continue in practice.
> readonly mount does actually write to the media in some cases. Document that.
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <>
> diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext3.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/ext3.txt

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