common filesystem for Linux and FreeBSD

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Tue Dec 18 02:12:39 PST 2007

Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 10:39:31AM +0100, Ivan Voras wrote:
>> Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> That being the case, there is some data I would like to keep available to
>>> both FreeBSD and Linux systems, in stable read/write access with
>>> reasonably high access performance for both (fast enough to achieve
>>> decent frame rates, for instance).  This seems to rule out both ext3 and
>>> UFS2.  What filesystem(s) meet(s) my needs in this case?
>> Since you didn't state anything about reliability, ext2 will maybe help
>> you :)
> I thought "stable" covered that.

ext2fs is "stable" in the sense that there are no known bugs, and it's
100% compatible with Linux. It "just works".

Unless you get frequent power outages or similar "hard" errors, the lack
of journaling shouldn't bother you much.

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