Re: Linux-2.4.10 + ext3

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2001 - 14:49:46 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
> And the main reason for having the same on-disk format is not, IMO, to
> ease migration between the two filesystems. That's just a once-off
> activity.

I disagree that it's a once-off activity. I've been known to switch
between ext2 and ext3 and ext2 and ext3... just so I can boot old
kernels such as rescue disks. It's nice to be able to do this.

Also I don't think resize2fs resizes the journal (but I may be wrong),
so I've converted ext3 to ext2 to resize a filesystem, then converted

I did have a big disaster once when I compiled ext3 into a kernel and
not ext2 (which I left as a module). You can guess, it couldn't mount
the root filesystem.

-- Jamie
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