Are there any real advantages of ext4 over ext2 ?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Thu Jul 9 00:22:25 UTC 2020

On 2020-07-09 04:44, David Christensen wrote:
> I recently learned that FreeBSD supports ext2 and have formatted a USB 
> HDD with ext2 for this reason, but have yet to test it with FreeBSD.

ext2 works very well under FreeBSD. I have been using ext2fs for ages 
under FreeBSD. The support is smooth and reliable. All you need to do is 
kldload linux.

ext4 works under FreeBSD via fuse-ext2, which unfortunately is quite 
slow as on date.

ZFS, as you correctly point out, is another option that I will keep in 
mind in future.

Manish Jain

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