Re: reverting to ext2 (Was: Re: How to kill X?)
From: Monique Y. Herman (spam_at_bounceswoosh.org)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:36:29 -0600
On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 at 11:09 GMT, Tim Connors penned:
> Not a case of ext3 being crap, a case of ext3 with journalled *data*
> being crap. Quite a nice allrounder with the other two ext3 options
> set. And you get the same problems with all other fses when their
> equivalent of journalled *data* was turned on (if they had such a
I read that but didn't understand it. Is it that you can use ext3
without journalling? Or is journalling data different from normal
journalling somehow? I'm confused.
> The comment made earlier about bad sectors when power is turned off is
> a comments that can be made about any fs, not just ext3, and is a
> function of what drive you are using. It affects the IBM DTLA drives,
> because the motor slows down, but doesn't cut off the write head when
> power is cut, so the sector gets corrupted, and the drive is not smart
> enough to repair this upon power being reapplied, even if you try to
> write to that sector again without reading it first. Moral of that
> story: Stay away from IBM drives in general, given their incompetance
> in other matters (think, IBM DeathStar, etc).
I heard about the deathstars and told myself I'd check my model number
"eventually." Then one day my OS started behaving *really* weirdly,
while at the same time the hard drive started making really ...
interesting noises. It turned out to be a deathstar. Fortunately, that
machine wasn't being used for anything terribly important, and the drive
was still under warranty (back when 3-year warranties were standard), so
it was only a minor annoyance.
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