System crash during mke2fs

Carlo Wood carlo at
Fri Oct 24 17:46:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 10:20:33AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Is the image file sparse, or is it filled in with zeros?  Is it hosted
> on ext3?

Not sparse, but probably filled with zeroes. Yes it is.

> Especially if it's sparse, but in either case, I'd be curious to know if
> it works out any better or worse with other filesystems hosting the
> image file - trying ext4 and/or xfs just as an experiment might be
> interesting...

We're just trying to save this company that is down for three
weeks now ;) No time for experiments :p

Anyway, thanks for your comments. In the meantime we're
back on track fortunately.

Carlo Wood <carlo at>

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