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sundaram at redhat.com
Mon Sep 12 00:36:15 UTC 2005
Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 04:13 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>Never is a long time. Ext3 is under active development and will continue
>>to get more enhancements .
>Let me be the _first_ to thank Red Hat and Tweedie for the Ext3
>filesystem. I trust it implicitly. It started saving my bacon in early
>2000, and I have trusted it ever since. It was a much needed,
>evolutionary filesystem from _trusted_ Ext2 which has not changed since
>the mid-'90s. There's nothing like knowing you can always do a full
>Ext2 fsck -- that's something I trust.
>*BUT* I have 2 standing rules on my Ext3 deployments:
>1. No Ext3 filesystem is ever larger than 1TB. I try to keep them
>100GB or smaller. I still use Ext3 for system volumes, and I would
>_never_ use another filesystem for /, /tmp, /var and several other
While I dont really want to take this further on this list, let me point
to you the RHEL 4 U1 release notes.
"The ext2 and ext3 filesystems have an internal limit of 8 TB. Devices
up to this limit have been tested in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 1."
>2. Avoid using Extended Attributes (EAs) on Ext3 for data filesystems,
>except for SELinux. This is more of a backup consideration than
>anything else. There is no "reliable" way to backup/restore EAs from
>Ext3. Sorry, although I personally like Jorg's work, star is not what I
>consider "enterprise quality."
This is not a filesystem limitation
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