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11<version>3.1</version> 11<version>3.2</version>
12<date>2007-05-09</date> 12<date>2007-06-26</date>
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15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
473happens to be in an inconsistent state. 473happens to be in an inconsistent state.
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477<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 477<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
478journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes 478journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like
479like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that 479full data and ordered data journaling. It uses an HTree index that enables high
480enables high performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very 480performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very good and reliable
481good and reliable filesystem. 481filesystem.
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485<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B*-tree based filesystem that has very good overall 485<b>ReiserFS</b> is a B+tree-based filesystem that has very good overall
486performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small 486performance and greatly outperforms both ext2 and ext3 when dealing with small
487files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales 487files (files less than 4k), often by a factor of 10x-15x. ReiserFS also scales
488extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as 488extremely well and has metadata journaling. ReiserFS is solid and usable as
489both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of 489both general-purpose filesystem and for extreme cases such as the creation of
490large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of 490large filesystems, very large files and directories containing tens of

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