Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Mar 2009 15:47 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core The Fedora team has announced the Fedora 11 beta release. It comes packed with new features, such as Ext4 as the default filesystem, Nouveau driver by default, kernel mode setting on Intel, ATI and Nvidia drivers, many virtualization improvements, IBus input method, GCC 4.4, and much more.
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RE[3]: Ext4 as default
by WereCatf on Tue 31st Mar 2009 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ext4 as default"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

2)2.6.30 is planned for summer (?) so it is not here yet
3) no it is not the same with backporting (there are some problems)


No, 2.6.30 is not released yet so that's why the fixes were backported. And what is the problem with backporting a patch to an earlier kernel? I'd love to hear your explanation. The patch is essentially exactly the same, the difference is just that the backport patch compiles fine against an older kernel.

4) read Linus comment about ext4 about at lkml after 2.6.29 release.

From what I understood Linus was mostly complaining about the default settings for ext4 which could cause dataloss. However, you only need to specify one single option when mounting ext4 and the problem goes away.

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RE[4]: Ext4 as default
by sbergman27 on Tue 31st Mar 2009 19:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Ext4 as default"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

However, you only need to specify one single option when mounting ext4 and the problem goes away.

But which Ted claims destroys most of ext4's performance benefits.

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RE[5]: Ext4 as default
by Rahul on Tue 31st Mar 2009 19:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Ext4 as default"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually his blog post claims that you will get a good performance boost but there is definitely a penalty.

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