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Re: [SLUG] Filesystem flame^H^H^H^H^H discussion.
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Filesystem flame^H^H^H^H^H discussion.
- From: Andre Pang <ozone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Nov 1 17:06:04 2001
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On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 04:02:23PM +1100, David wrote:
> Would it be out of place for someone to explain the differences?
[re reiserfs v3 vs v4]
ReiserFS v3 is the filesystem format used for the reiserfs
versions in the 2.4.x kernel; v2 is used in 2.2.x. You can
convert from v2 to v3 using a mount option ("mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
-o conv", I think), but you can't convert from v3 to v2. ReiserFS
in 2.4.x can read _either_ v2 or v3, so if you are thinking of
going back to 2.2.x, use the v2 format.
I think the major difference is that the v3 format supports 64-bit
file sizes (2GB+); v2 does not. There may be other differences;
if there are, I can't remember. You may want to check the FAQ
page on the ReiserFS site (www.namesys.com), which is full of
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