mkfs under different kernels

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at
Thu Mar 25 21:09:39 UTC 2004

Christopher Chan wrote:
> Christopher Chan wrote:
>> Is there any difference between running mkfs.ext3 under a 2.4 kernel 
>> and running that under a 2.6 kernel?
>> Any benefits gained from doing it under 2.6?
> Let me add some context. I am going to conduct some benchmarks between 
> xfs and ext3 under different configurations and I wondered if running 
> mkfs under different kernels would affect the results.

mkfs writes the filesystem meta-data from userspace to a block device. 
The only thing different between kernels might be speed.

Now, once it is mounted, there is a difference between ext3 on 2.4 and 
2.6 with the orlov allocator...


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