migrating to ext3, was Re: rebuilding kernel

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at uic.edu
Sun Dec 16 18:50:52 EST 2001

Thanks, very cute.
Does anyone out there know the name of this conversion tool, and where it
could be downloaded from?

Also, I have seen several references to journaling in various docs.
Please forgive my ignorence, but what is journaling in the
filesystem sense of course?

On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 08:24:53AM +1100, Yvonne Smith wrote:
> Ok, as someone who hasn't yet converted to ext3, but will as soon as I
> upgrade the kernel, there's a couple of things to realise. Firstly, as
> far as I know, an ext3 drive can be mounted, even if you don't have
> ext3 support in your kernel. You won't get journalling, but other than
> that, it'll work just like an ext2 drive.
> As for the conversion, I don't know what the programm's called, but
> you can convert ext2 partitions to ext3 in place, without touching the
> data. That's the main reason, as far as I can see, to use ext3 over
> reiser or any of the others, particularly if you don't have anywhere
> else to copy the data before converting the drive.
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