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Re: EXT3: tail packing status / a few questions

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 01:10:16PM -0800, IT3 Stuart Blake Tener, USNR-R wrote:
> 	With regard to the tail packing, yes, I need it; I am using a
> laptop with limited space. Any ideas on whether it has become a stable
> option to use yet in EXT3?

It'll be a while.  The patch which was done is a proof-of-concept
patch against ext2, and we're currently discussing ways to make it
work more effectively.

BTW, how limited is your laptop, anyway?  I'll note that $235 or less,
you can get a 30 gigabyte laptop drive, these days....

> 	With regard to turning off the journaling via tune2fs, I think
> there is a bug in tune2fs. It seems that it did not reverse whatever
> needed to be reversed in order for Partition Magic to think the
> filesystem was EXT2 again and not EXT3. Any further ideas?

What options did you give to tune2fs?  And was the filesystem
unmounted at the time when you attempted to use tune2fs?  And what
version of tune2fs are you using?

						- Ted

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