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Old 05-23-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Question Will Debian 6 stable have ext4 filesystem?


Will Debian 6 stable have ext4 filesystem?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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ext4 appeared in 2.6.28 and Squeeze is already at 2.6.32.. so I'm going with "yes"
 
Old 05-23-2010, 02:56 PM   #3
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And if you download the squeeze netinstall image, ext4 is in it as a choice, so I doubt they'd pull it out when they migrate squeeze to stable.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 03:00 PM   #4
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Assuming that it will definitely have kernel > 2.6.27 and grub2 or patched grub to support ext4, then yes.

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Old 05-23-2010, 03:04 PM   #5
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yes. the kernel for Squeeze will at the very least be 2.6.32 and grub2 is the default.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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Smile I would say, it will do fine!

I have it up and running here with debian testing. This will be released soon. I was quite insecure, if I should stay with ext3 or format a new hard disc to ext4, if there could be any drawbacks. Reason for ext4 to me is the large size of new hard discs, so I don't want to wait for ages until a fsck ist over. In comparison boot time increases from 58s to 46s on the same hardware with quite the same os (future debian 6 "squeeze"). This is an increase of 20% roughly - on a PC that is 5 years old now! Grub2 needed some additional support for ext4 afaik. I have ext4 in use for /-partition and /home-partition.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 01:00 PM   #7
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I know that debian is something that has many applications and projects working on it and ext4 seems to be stable at this point in time so I do not see any reason why ext4 should not be included in the debian default. If slackware says ext4 is stable then it is. With everything migrating to ext4 I do not think debian has a chance to deny ext4 in the next release.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #8
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Who said it was?

And who made Slackware lord of Debian?
 
Old 12-13-2010, 05:25 PM   #9
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Not intending to derail the thread here, but would ext4 offer any major improvements over ext3 for a laptop/desktop user? I toyed with the idea of using ext4 when I installed squeeze, but decided to stick with ext3.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:06 PM   #10
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4#Features

Faster fscking, for one.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 07:42 PM   #11
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I have used ext4 since Ubuntu 9.04 (ext4 was optional) and have had no troubles with it at all.

I have tried using ext3 on one install and ext4 on another identical install since that time. When I installed Debian testing (squeeze) I did not even consider ext3 as it is slower on my desktop.
 
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