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Kernel Log: Coming in 3.2 (Part 2) - Filesystems

Dec 01, 2011, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"For 3.2, Ext filesystem developer Theodore 'tytso' Ts'o has removed an old algorithm for allocating memory blocks (Ext3, Ext4). He has also made a number of changes which should cause Ext4 to react better if users specify mutually incompatible mount options. In a recent presentation at LinuxCon Europe 2011, Ts'o noted that Ext4 is stable with a standard configuration (e.g. standard mount options with or without journal), but that problems were possible or even likely with unusual mount options and mount option combinations (e.g. saving the journal on another drive) as these had barely been tested.

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