Filesystem for a shutdown-by-pulling-the-plug machine

ron.peterson at ron.peterson at
Sun Aug 8 06:10:35 PDT 2004

On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 10:42:31AM +0200, Uli Fahrenberg wrote:
> cedric, Aug 8, 09:13 -0000:
> > Hi all, i want to be able to just yenk out the power cable of my
> > computer, and not loose any data, or being forced to run 'checkdisk'
> > afterwards.
> If you use ext3, and remember to run `sync' before pulling the plug, you
> should be fine.

The default journalling mode for ext3 is 'ordered', which journals
metadata.  Passing the 'data=journal' option to mount will commit data
to the journal (at the expense of speed of disk space, of course).  See
'man mount'.

Ron Peterson                   -o)
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