[rfc] use ext3 instead of ext2

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Fri Jul 16 02:08:49 PDT 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 21:34:56 -0400
Michael W Daniels <daniels at ling.osu.edu> wrote:

> For what it's worth, you'd actually use `tune2fs -j' to convert an
> existing filesystem from ext2 to ext3. Running `mke2fs -j' helpfully
> creates a new ext3 filesystem in place of what was there.
> (Fortunately, I didn't lose anything valuable when I confused the
> two...)

LOL. oops.

I also recommend that one run tune2fs -r <some smallish number> on ANY
large ext filesystem as the reserved blocks are allocated as a
pwercentage (5%?) which ends up being a significant number of GB after a

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