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Old 09-25-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
taurusx5
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Can I Tweak Ext2 Filesystem?


I found the following website on how to tweak ext2 and ext3 filesystems. First of all, I don't know what filesystem I'm currently using, but I imagine it's ext2, if I'm not mistaken. Secondly, I'd like to tweak my filesystem, if possible. The heading on the website is: 'Filesystems'. And the link to the site is:

http://ubuntusoftware.info/Howto_twe...ml#filesystems

Please guys, let me know!
 
Old 09-25-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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Well, I think you're mad! But if you want to start tweaking your filesystems, look at these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext2

http://www.freebookcentre.net/file_s...fications.html

They are just for starters, keep hunting, read alot, and maybe then you will be ready to not break your system! I find that I don't need to do any of this stuff, if you just trim off the services that begin at boot time, you will speed up your system substantially. It's up to you though!
 
Old 09-25-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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I can't see why you'd want to tweak it, if you don't even know what it is. But assuming that you do, I can't see why not. Of course, you'll want to back up first.

And at least one of the comments about performance doesn't agree with my experience and one of them is wrong, but YMMV.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by taurusx5 View Post
I found the following website on how to tweak ext2 and ext3 filesystems. First of all, I don't know what filesystem I'm currently using, but I imagine it's ext2, if I'm not mistaken. Secondly, I'd like to tweak my filesystem, if possible. The heading on the website is: 'Filesystems'. And the link to the site is:
Mmmm, you don't even know what fs you are using and you want to "tweak" it for now particular reason... A famouse saying: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

In any case, you can find the fs's you are using in the output of the "mount" command, without parameters.

It really doesn't inspire me much confidence, I have no time to review it right now. On a quick view, it just suggests massive changes to your fstab, without even going into minimal description of what you are doing.

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