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  • EXT3 File-System Driver To Be Removed From The Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: EXT3 File-System Driver To Be Removed From The Linux Kernel

    With the EXT4 file-system having been stable for years as an evolutionary upgrade to EXT3, the EXT4 module supporting mounting EXT3 file-systems, and most (all?) Linux distributions having switched to EXT4 by default, there's now patches for removing the EXT3 file-system driver from the Linux kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Dropping-EXT3

  • #2
    If the EXT4 driver is backwards-compatible it seem a no-brainer to remove redundant code.

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    • #3
      Why not the ext2 driver too?
      Developer of Ultracopier/Supercopier and of the game CatchChallenger

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      • #4
        Originally posted by alpha_one_x86 View Post
        Why not the ext2 driver too?
        perhaps for embedded devices ?

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        • #5
          Does EXT4 offer only advantages over EXT3?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
            Does EXT4 offer only advantages over EXT3?
            Yes

            http://www.giyf.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by alpha_one_x86 View Post
              Why not the ext2 driver too?
              Because ext2 is still useful when the journal gets corrupted, or you don't need journaling. I am surprised they are considered separate drivers though... Oh well.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by carewolf View Post
                Because ext2 is still useful when the journal gets corrupted, or you don't need journaling. I am surprised they are considered separate drivers though... Oh well.

                EXT4 has a journal-less mode that keeps all the other added features.

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                • #9
                  Hi,
                  AFAIR 4 favors read, 3 favors write. (or the other way round...)
                  So if I'm not wrong, EXT3 should be kept for usage that would benefit from it, performance wise.

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                  • #10
                    Doesn't mounting ext3 fs with ext4 make it incompatible with ext3?

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