Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ext4 data loss

I've been trying out ext4 since a couple of months right now, specially since it was renamed from ext4dev to ext4, but nowadays I don't advise anyone to use it, at least until kernel 2.6.30 or so [1] under severe risk of massive data loss!!

The problem I had comes from when I changed several kernel option wich made my system completely freeze on shutdown without properly syncing disks, and I couldn't even reboot. fsck didn't help me either.

Read article [1] for more information, and take it into account before trying out. As a side note, it is "safer" to have ext4 on a NOT SYSTEM partition (safer does not mean safe), but not on such an active partition such system one.


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