Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 12:46:36
Michael Richardson writes:
> >>>>> "Perry" == Perry E Metzger <> writes:
>     Perry> Linux's ext2fs has a serious flaw in it -- it does not do
>     Perry> synchronous metadata writes, ever. You derived our ext2fs
>     Perry> from ffs -- does that mean that we properly do synchronous
>     Perry> metadata writes, and can claim to do ext2fs better than
>     Perry> Linux does?
>   Assuming that we do metadata writes, which makes me much happier
> about using ext2fs, when would I use ext2 vs ffs? 
>   Or are they similar enough that I'd just use ext2 to mount a linux
> disk. 

FFS is actually superior in a number of ways.

I'd only use ext2fs to mount Linux disks.

However, the point is, now you *can*...