cannot mount ext3 boot partition as r/w since 2.6.30

Nicolas KOWALSKI niko at
Thu May 21 17:22:27 UTC 2009

Christian Kujau <lists at> writes:

> On Thu, 21 May 2009, Nicolas KOWALSKI wrote:
>> Is the tune2fs -o journal_data_ordered option still available for
>> specifying journalling mode?
> This option is still present in e2fsprogs and can be used for ext3 and 
> ext4 alike. As I understand it, the data ordering mode only defaults to 
> "data=writeback" but can be changed via bootoptions or tune2fs.


>> BTW, is there is link/page somewhere explaining why the ordered mode
>> is now being deprecated?
> There were quite a few discussion on the ext4 list and on lkml too and 
> eventually it had been decided to default to data=writeback:

Thanks for the link and your reply,

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