Agree. Every system Ive put ext2/3 on has had problems, lost data, corruptions, constant need to fsck, even whole filesystems unrecoverable. I think its only useful where you have simple systems, a UPS and light usage. And ext2/3 on a freerunner SD card just emphasises what a crap filesystem they are for modern uses. I will start experimenting with ext4 on a non-critical system soon, but I dont hold much hope its any better.
Reiserfs3 however just rocks! BillK On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 20:21 +0100, Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote: > On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 08:20:59AM +0900, William Kenworthy wrote: > > ext2/3 is not really suited to storing such a large number of small > > files. The main problem is the fixed number of inodes which I ran out of > > despite having 2Gb still free on the SD card partition :( To work > > around, create the file system with "-b 1024 -i 1024" for the maximum > > number of inodes - unfortunately this cant be changed after the FS is > > created. > > This is another problem that would be solved by using ReiserFS. It is a > pity that it is not compiled into the kernel as shipped by the > distributions. > > (I don't understand why ext2/3 is used at all these days, as it has been > obsolete for years. Except for one bug 8 years ago, ReiserFS has worked > flawlessly for me on my desktop systems.) > >  http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0003.1/0714.html > -- William Kenworthy <bi...@iinet.net.au> Home in Perth! _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community