On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Mike Burger wrote:
Actually, wouldn't it be safe to say that ext2 is/was the standard FS
After all, unless you specify that you want to use an alternate
filesystem, under any distribution, ext2 (maybe ext3, now) is used.
It has been called the "defacto standard" filesystem but this is only for
historical reasons. There is no way to enforce a standard filesystem for
Linux since I can wake up tomorrow and make a distro based on xiafs if I
want (ok, so I'd need to patch it back into the kernel :)
I've read that ext2/3 is predicted to suffer significant performance
penalties vs xfs, reiserfs or jfs for filesystems in the multi-TB range so
we can expect to see ext2/3 fade in years to come.
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