mode data=journal in ext3. Is it safe to use?

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Thu Jun 17 09:15:57 UTC 2004

On 17 Jun 2004, Petter Larsen wrote:
>>> Data integrity is much more important for us than speed.
>> You might want to consider ReiserFS or one of the others which were 
>> designed with journaling in mind. And I hope you're using RAID1 or RAID5.
> We are using ext3 on a compact flash disk in an embedded device. So we
> are not using RAID systems.

Watch out - even with the internal wear leveling the CF disk will do,
ext3 is still a pretty heavy filesystem to use there.

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