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SubjectRe: [POT] Which journalised filesystem ?
On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 08:54, Dave Jones wrote:

> I've similar experiences with ext3, except for one bad instance
> recently when I put it on my laptop. Lots of asserts were triggered,
> and on reboot it couldn't find the journal, the superblock,
> or the backup superblocks. I spent a few hours trying to get data
> back, and eventually gave up and reformatted as ext2.
> Alan mentioned this was something to do with the IBM hard disk
> having strange write-cache properties that confuse ext3.
> I'm not sure if this has been fixed or not yet, but its enough
> to make me think twice about trying it on the vaio for a while.
> regards,
> Dave.

I've been using ext3 on my ThinkPad (A20P) for about a month now with
nary the slightest problem. I've even smoke tested it by shutting it
down in the middle of disk writes and it worked fine.


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