Questions on EXT3 vs standard BSD partitions

albi albi at
Fri Jun 30 17:03:57 UTC 2006

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:44:21 -0400
"Jim Stapleton" <stapleton.41 at> wrote:

> I have to move between BSD and Linux on one system quite a bit, and I
> was wondering if there  were any reasons to avoid EXT3 on a filesystem
> (such as /dev/ad0s1), as opposed to using the more standard BSD setups
> (such as UFS on /dev/ad0s1a)? I'm thinking mostly in terms of
> reliability, but also in terms of flexibility and speed.
> Is there anything that should absolutely stay in UFS (such as /boot?)

as a side-note :
last time i used an ext3 usb-disc on FreeBSD 5.4 there was still a
problem with automatically unmounting at a shutdown/reboot leaving the
ext3-filesystem "dirty", and could not be mounted after the reboot
until a fsck was done, haven't tried this with 6.x yet

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