Are there any real advantages of ext4 over ext2 ?

David Christensen dpchrist at
Thu Jul 9 02:49:36 UTC 2020

On 2020-07-08 19:16, andrew clarke wrote:

> With ZFS it might be important to create the pool on the FreeBSD system first
> because Ubuntu's ZFS feature set could conceivably be ahead of FreeBSD 12.1's,
> leading to incompatibilities. Also I'm not sure if you need to export the ZFS
> pool each time you want to use it when you boot the other OS. That could be a
> hassle if you forget.

I had a similar use-case with zfs-fuse on Debian GNU/Linux several years 
ago.  I recall writing an import script that ran during system startup 
and an export script that ran during system shutdown.  This was prior to 
systemd and fairly easy to do.

But, I have also used the force '-f' option for various zpool(8) 
commands more often than I care to admit.  ;-)


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