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Re: Convert ext3 to ext4

Joshua C. wrote:
> 2009/3/30 Matej Cepl <mcepl redhat com>:
>> On 2009-03-30, 09:54 GMT, Joshua C. wrote:
>>> Is ext4 "production-ready"? I know it was declared stable in
>>> 2.6.28 but I still see more ext4 patches than ext3 in the
>>> kernel. Maybe it's just because ext4 is newer? Is ext4 ready to
>>> fully replace ext3 without any data losses? What about
>>> mission-critical machines or should we wait untill 2.6.31 just
>>> to be sure?
>> If you have mission-critical machines, then you don't use Fedora
>> for them anyway, right? ;-) Then you should install RHEL 5.3 (or
>> some of its variants) which has ext4 as a Technology Preiew
>> (i.e., not supported by RH yet).
>> Make your own conclusions. However, as with all similar
>> situation, no-one will do testing of your needs for you.
>> Matěj
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> You're right. I'm also considering switching to ext4 (home pc) with
> f11 but i don't wan't to spend time figuring out what's wrong if
> something really goes wrong.  there are othe threads in the enternet
> but no ditro is shipping with ext4 as default. And I'm wondering if
> it's so much better then the good old ext3.

Fedora 11 is shipping with ext4 as default.  :)

As to whether it's better, it is in many ways, but it's up to you to
determine that for your use case of course.


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