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11<version>2.4</version> 11<version>7.0</version>
12<date>2006-06-20</date> 12<date>2006-08-30</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
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664<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 664<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
665journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like 665journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like
666full data and ordered data journaling. ext3 is a very good and reliable 666full data and ordered data journaling. ext3 is a very good and reliable
667filesystem. It has an additional hashed b-tree indexing option that enables 667filesystem.
668high performance in almost all situations. You can enable this indexing by
669adding <c>-O dir_index</c> to the <c>mke2fs</c> command. In short, ext3 is an
670excellent filesystem.
671</p> 668</p>
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673<p> 670<p>
674<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 671<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall
675performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 672performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small

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