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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>4.0</version> 11<version>4.1</version>
12<date>2007-05-07</date> 12<date>2007-06-26</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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504<b>ext2</b> is the tried-and-true Linux filesystem. It does not support 504<b>ext2</b> is the tried-and-true Linux filesystem. It does not support
505journaling, which means that periodic checks of ext2 filesystems at startup 505journaling, which means that periodic checks of ext2 filesystems at startup
506can be quite time-consuming. There is quite a selection of newer-generation 506can be quite time-consuming. There is quite a selection of newer-generation
507journaled filesystems that can be checked for consistency very quickly at 507journaled filesystems that can be checked for consistency very quickly at
508startup, and are therefore generally preferred over their non-journaled 508startup, and are therefore generally preferred over their non-journaled
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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514<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata 514<b>ext3</b> is the journaled version of the ext2 filesystem, providing metadata
515journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes 515journaling for fast recovery in addition to other enhanced journaling modes like
516like full data and ordered data journaling. It uses a hashed B*-tree index that 516full data and ordered data journaling. It uses an HTree index that enables high
517enables high performance in almost all situations. Ext3 makes an excellent and 517performance in almost all situations. In short, ext3 is a very good and reliable
518reliable alternative to ext2. 518filesystem.
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521</body> 521</body>
522</subsection> 522</subsection>
523<subsection id="filesystems-apply"> 523<subsection id="filesystems-apply">

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