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How to Increase ext3 and ReiserFS Filesystems Performance

May 16, 2007, 07:30 (12 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to dave for this link. ]

"After an unexpected power failure or system crash (also called an unclean system shutdown), each mounted ext2 file system on the machine must be checked for consistency by the e2fsck program. This is a time-consuming process that can delay system boot time significantly, especially with large volumes containing a large number of files. During this time, any data on the volumes is unreachable.

"The journaling provided by the ext3 file system means that this sort of file system check is no longer necessary after an unclean system shutdown..."

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