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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.4</version> 11<version>3.1</version>
12<date>2005-08-25</date> 12<date>2006-11-02</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>
110 <ti>/dev/sda1</ti> 110 <ti>/dev/sda1</ti>
111 <ti>ext3</ti> 111 <ti>ext3</ti>
112 <ti>&lt;2 GByte</ti> 112 <ti>&lt;2 GByte</ti>
113 <ti>/</ti> 113 <ti>/</ti>
114 <ti> 114 <ti>
115 Root partition. For all sparc32 systems, and sparc64 systems with older 115 Root partition. For sun4c, sun4d and sun4m systems, some PROMs require
116 OBP versions, this <e>must</e> be less than 2 GBytes in size, and the first 116 this partition to be less than 1 GBytes in size and the first
117 partition on the disk. 117 partition on the disk.
118 </ti> 118 </ti>
119</tr> 119</tr>
120<tr> 120<tr>
121 <ti>/dev/sda2</ti> 121 <ti>/dev/sda2</ti>
509counterparts. In general, journaled filesystems prevent long delays when a 509counterparts. In general, journaled filesystems prevent long delays when a
510system is booted and the filesystem is in an inconsistent state. 510system is booted and the filesystem is in an inconsistent state.
511</p> 511</p>
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513<p> 513<p>
514<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem. It provides 514<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
515metadata journaling for fast recovery as well as other enhanced journaling 515journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes
516modes like full-data and ordered-data journaling. Ext3 has an additional hashed 516like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that
517b-tree indexing option that enables high performance in almost all situations. 517enables high performance in almost all situations. Ext3 makes an excellent and
518You can enable this indexing by adding <c>-O dir_index</c> to the <c>mke2fs</c> 518reliable alternative to ext2.
519command. Ext3 makes an excellent and reliable alternative to ext2.
520</p> 519</p>
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522</body> 521</body>
523</subsection> 522</subsection>
524<subsection id="filesystems-apply"> 523<subsection id="filesystems-apply">
540 <ti><c>mke2fs</c></ti> 539 <ti><c>mke2fs</c></ti>
541</tr> 540</tr>
542<tr> 541<tr>
543 <ti>ext3</ti> 542 <ti>ext3</ti>
544 <ti><c>mke2fs -j</c></ti> 543 <ti><c>mke2fs -j</c></ti>
545</tr>
546<tr>
547 <ti>ext3 with hashed b-tree indexing (2.6 kernels only)</ti>
548 <ti><c>mke2fs -j -O dir_index</c></ti>
549</tr> 544</tr>
550</table> 545</table>
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552<p> 547<p>
553For instance, to create the root partition (<path>/dev/sda1</path> in our 548For instance, to create the root partition (<path>/dev/sda1</path> in our

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