Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Lie Ryan <lie.1296@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 18:04:43
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD by Frank Peters
It's not a good idea to not do journalling for an external drive. No matter
how careful you are, it is just a matter of when you will trip up your USB
cable in the middle of a write; and then you should just pray that fsck can
save your drive without the journal.

Also, it probably won't hurt using ext4, given that ext4 had several
performance improvements over ext3. However, as Theodore T'so - the primary
developer of ext4 - said, ext4 is a stopgap until btrfs is ready. IMO, from
my experience of using btrfs some time ago, I'd say that btrfs is pretty
much ready nowadays.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD Bob Sanders <rsanders@×××.com>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD Alex Alexander <alex.alexander@×××××.com>
[gentoo-amd64] Re: Drivers For USB HDD Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>