Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Mar 2009 23:24 UTC
Linux Ext4 is the latest in a long line of Linux file systems, and it's likely to be as important and popular as its predecessors. As a Linux system administrator, you should be aware of the advantages, disadvantages, and basic steps for migrating to ext4. This article explains when to adopt ext4, how to adapt traditional file system maintenance tool usage to ext4, and how to get the most out of the file system.
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RE: Old article
by kaiwai on Tue 10th Mar 2009 03:43 UTC in reply to "Old article"
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The article is somewhat out of date, being almost a year old. It still talks about grabbing the source from an external tree, and mounting with the 'ext4dev' type, neither of which has been applicable for a while now. About the only information is use is the feature comparison with ext3, assuming that's still accurate.

There is a far superior article on kernel newbies which goes more into depth as to the differences and what it translates to in regards to features for end users.

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RE[2]: Old article
by Rehdon on Tue 10th Mar 2009 13:12 in reply to "RE: Old article"
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I promise to mod you up as informative if you post the link ;)


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RE[3]: Old article
by Rahul on Tue 10th Mar 2009 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Old article"
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Here you go

That wiki page seems to be down for the moment so you can see the cache at

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