[CentOS] ext4 in CentOS 5.6?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 12:46:24 UTC 2011

On 7/5/11 6:28 AM, James Hogarth wrote:
>>> If you're running a database on it, you might re-think using a
>>> journaled filesystem. For that, ext2 will be faster and much
>>> less prone to unrecoverable data loss.
>> Did you mean EXT4, or in actual fact EXT2? I thought EXT4 was faster than
>> EXT2?
> The optimum on an EXT basis for a filesystem that does not require
> journaling going forwards would be EXT4 with no journal... that way
> you get the benefit of extents etc without a journal slowing you
> down.... A better option than EXT2 ;)

Won't that mean that starting up after a crash or power loss will always require 
an fsck which might be slow depending on how many files are on the partition?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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