[debian] choice of root filesystem type?

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Tue Dec 9 17:43:45 CET 2008

On Tuesday 09 December 2008, arne anka wrote:
> > Are there other fs types that are more suitable, and work with debian?
> the supposed wear of ext3 is caused by the journalling imo -- since
> journalling is, what you are after, there's nothing else.
> otoh there where a while ago some postings regarding the wear, and most
> were in favour of ext3, since the wear is not that heavy (still leaving a
> life expectancy of years). one eyewitness, though, reported instant
> corruption.

I'm running ext3 on SD for FSO and SHR and it's survived >2months. I've got 
systems running ext3 on CF with reasonably heavy disk access and uptime now 
>3 years, so I'm not expecting the SD to fail any time soon. I'm more likely 
to replace it because I want a bigger card than because it's worn out.

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