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Red Hat: White Paper: Red Hat's New Journaling File System: ext3

Oct 31, 2001, 22:51 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael K. Johnson)

Michael Johnson wrote in to let us know that he's updated Red Hat's white paper on the use of ext3: "There is a lot more information in this new version, and that information should answer questions that were posted in talkbacks and such, so I am guessing it would be interesting to your readers."

"In Red Hat Linux 7.2, Red Hat provides its first officially supported journaling file system: ext3. The ext3 file system is a set of incremental enhancements to the robust ext2 file system that provide several advantages. This paper summarizes some of those advantages (first in general terms and then more specifically), explains what Red Hat has done to test the ext3 file system, and (for advanced users only) touches on tuning.

Other journaling file systems are being written for Linux; this paper does not address them in any way and is not intended to compare ext3 to any other journaling file system."

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