Michael E Brown
michael_e_brown at dell.com
Tue Aug 28 11:46:00 CDT 2001
Forward to the list because I forgot to munge the 'to' address (again).
Can I start berating MS Exchange yet?
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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 11:43:22 -0500 (CDT)
From: Michael E Brown <michael_e_brown at dell.com>
To: Dirk Wetter <dirkw at rentec.com>
Cc: Chris Chabot <chabotc at reviewboard.com>,
Zeki Mokhtarzada <zeki at freewebz.com>, Linux-PowerEdge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: Re: EXT3
No. It _will_ be included in 7.2, not probably. In Linux, version numbers
very rarely accurately reflect the development maturity of a piece of
software. I would definetly not say that I will use JFS just because it is
version 1.0, just like I would definetly not say that I would not use ext3
because the version is <1.0. (sorry about the double-negatives.)
Red Hat has been conducting a multi-year beta test effort for this new
filesystem. They seem to think that ext3 is ready for production, so that
is Dell's view as well. I would encourage Dell customers to jump on ext3
when Red Hat 7.2 becomes available.
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Dirk Wetter wrote:
> i wouldn't phrase it in that way. what you mean by support is probably
> that it'll be included in 7.2.
> i know that ST is more on the careful side, which is good. but i
> wouldn't trust a filesystem which has the version number 0.0.7a. my
> data is just too valuable. if you need logging in a server environment,
> look into XFS (my personal preference), JFS (umm, well they jumped
> from version 0.3 over 1.0 to 2.x) or reiserfs, which is on Linux the
> journalled fs which has probably the widespreadests use. it should be
> also included in your redhat kernel. don't know however whether the
> knfsd patch is included, which is important for early 2.4.x kernels if you
> and plan to nfs export reiserfs.
> my $0.25,
> Dirk Wetter
> Renaissance Technologies/NY
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Chris Chabot wrote:
> > Redhat 7.1 doesnt officialy support ext3 yet.. 7.2 (currently in beta 2
> > stage) does.
> > For any detailed questions, my advice would be to go to the redhat ext3
> > mailing lists and/or check the bugzilla.redhat.com database for 'ext3'
> > bugs ;-)
> > -- Chris
> > Zeki Mokhtarzada wrote:
> > > I am tempted to convert my filesystem to ext3 using:
> > >
> > > tune2fs -j /dev/sdXX
> > >
> > > Are their any pitfalls I need to watch out for? Other than losing a
> > > little disk space, are their any drawbacks? Are their any risks? Is
> > > there any way tune2fs will mess up my partition? Do I have to remount
> > > once I'm done? I am running Redhat 7.1 (2.4.2-2smp), is there
> > > anything I can do to make sure that I have all the tools that I
> > > need? Thanks.
> > >
> > > -Zeki
> > >
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