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From: Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Reformat/repartition USB flash drive to ext2/3?
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 07:48:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Reformat/repartition USB flash drive to ext2/3? by Ryan Tandy
1 On 11/18/06, Ryan Tandy <tarpman@×××××××××××××××××.com> wrote:
2 > I seem to remember reading somewhere that one shouldn't use a
3 > journalling file system on flash-based devices such as USB drives (i.e.
4 > you should use ext2 rather than ext3), but I can't find the reference
5 > right now. Can anyone clarify this for me?
7 That is my understanding as well, because flash devices are only good
8 for so many writes before they fail, and journalling filesystems write
9 consistently to the same area for every metadata update. So I would
10 go with ext2, and make sure to mount it with the noatime option.
12 -Richard
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