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coolamit78 09-22-2003 09:44 AM

Ext2 Vs Ext3
Hi friends....feelin good to be back after a day's break!

Let me ask u guys something that I have been wanting to ask since a long long time...and i am sure, I'll get my answers from someone among u here it goes..

Well, we all install linux on our systems..but most of us rarely notice that earlier versions of linux used to be installed on ext2 filesystems - better known as 'Linux Native' filesystem.

But now, we install this on ext3 filesystem.

My question is, what are the differences between ext2 and ext3 filesystems....

I'd appreciate if I find some detailed answers...:)



XavierP 09-22-2003 09:57 AM

Try this page.

It gives a description of both.

coolamit78 09-22-2003 10:14 AM

Thanx for the info Xavier....Will need some time to check out the entire article....

One more thing, there's a defragmentation application on the same page..

do u think, ext3 fs gets defragmented? and is it necessary to run the defrag tool??? and if one does use it, does it promise faster performance??

anyone before used a defrag tool in linux???

XavierP 09-22-2003 10:46 AM

There are defrag tools available for Linux - but Linux tends not to get defragmented. A recent post said that this is to do with Linux being a true multi user system.

Have a look here for a recent discussion.

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