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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.
Distribution: Slackware (mainly) and then a lot of others...
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.
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.