Are there any real advantages of ext4 over ext2 ?
Dr. Nikolaus Klepp
dr.klepp at gmx.at
Wed Jul 8 21:03:07 UTC 2020
Anno domini 2020 Wed, 8 Jul 14:30:30 -0600
> > On 08 Jul 2020, at 14:01, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp <dr.klepp at gmx.at> wrote:
> > Anno domini 2020 Wed, 8 Jul 13:40:30 -0600
> > @lbutlr scripsit:
> >> On 08 Jul 2020, at 13:00, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >>> You can make a vfat (msdos) partition
> >> vfat? I don't know that one, did you mean xFAT?
> > LOL ... there was a time before Windows 10 😃
> That does not answer the question.
> FAT based filesystems that are not xFAT have severe limitations on filenames and/or file sizes that make them pretty much non-starters for sharing a file system between different OS versions.
And yet vfat is used on most usb sticks I've seen in the wild - for good or bad.
Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA, CIA ...
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