ext2fs slow?

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at gmx.de
Thu Dec 28 12:33:06 PST 2000


> On December 28, 2000 09:29 am, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > I got a new hard disk for Christmas and moved my LFS system to a 13GB
> > partition on the new hard disk. My problem is now that while mounting this
> > partition in read-only mode is fast, mounting it read-write takes many
> > seconds, at least when done the first time. This slows down booting a lot.
> > Is this an ext2fs problem? Mounting the vfat partition of the same size on
> > the same disk is fast.
> > I've seen ReiserFS mentioned around here several times. Is that one
> > mounted faster (I'm not concerned about faster fschks. I know that
> > ReiserFS is faster in that respect) ?
> 
> No, it's normal. The bigger the partition, the longer it takes to mount it. 
> The ext2 library in the kernel is doing all kinds of integrity tests and 
> stuff to make sure the partition is ok (that's also where the message "not 
> cleanly unmounted, please run e2fsck" stems from). 

Makes you wonder what the clean bit and fschk is good for, if the kernel 
will do all kinds of checks anyway. 

MSB

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