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Re: ext3 Overhead



Hi,

On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 14:55, christian braun ch abb com wrote:

> I'm using a CompactFlash as storage device. Since those CF cards only
> have limited write cycles (CF does wear-levelling by itself, but you
> don't want to write too many timet so the card) i was wondering by
> what a factor the journaling of ext3 increases the write accesses to
> the CompactFlash compared to ext2. Thanks a lot already for your help!

It increases the number of writes a bit, but in many cases might
actually reduce the number of overwrites for certain blocks like the
superblock, which can be an advantage for those CF cards that don't do
wear-levelling.  But it's really not a filesystem designed for flash.

--Stephen





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