Wiki page - which file system in sd card?

arne anka openmoko at
Sun Feb 1 15:03:40 CET 2009

> systems. Since not many people are recommending reiserfs nowadays due to
> lack of maintenance, regardless of being considered better than ext2/3,
> ext3 remains as the choice.

it's not only "lack of maintenance" and reiserfs is not "considered to be  
better" (by whom?)!
the best you could say is, that opinions are divided on the subject.
ext3 has a long history of kernel support compared to reiserfs -- if  
reiserfs would be considered better, ext3 would not have gained the  
attrention it got -- there's no natural choice.
even suse, a long term supporter and co-developer of reiser switched to  
ext3 -- and certainly not due to lack of maintenance.

the choice depends entirely on the given circumstances and personal  
preferences -- the biggest obstacle for reiser would be that the available  
kernels do not support it imo.
would be interesting, to ask, why not, btw.

> But even if you use ext3 in the SD Card you should be able to have
> access to it through the USB interface, instead of feeding the acrd
> directly into the PC SD reader.

huh? what is that supposed to mean and what does ext3, compared to other  
fs, have to do with accessing the sd card through usb (as opposed to what?  
wlan? bluetooth?).

anyway, thanks for the effort to compile a wiki entry! ;-)

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