On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 04:29:19PM +0100, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
When copying large files to a locally mounted ext2 filesystem
my system always locks up.
Is this a known problem in 64bit mode?
Just curious: what is the drive interface with the ext2fs? IDE?
I had lots of freezing problems on an ASUS K8V SE deluxe, 2 Seagate SATA
200G drives under Promise Raid. It appeared to me that the problems
were caused by something in the IDE interface after lots of data have
flowed through it.
The very same hardware is now on 32-bit mode FreeBSD 5.3-stable, without
any problems at all.
Which filesystem is recommended for multi-OS file exchange?
I've heard enought reports of ext2 problems on 32-bit i386, that I don't
trust it in situations that "have to work". By far the most widely
supported FS is vfat32 [mount_msdosfs(8)].
The last time I had to use msdosfs, on 4.* it was extremely slow
compared to UFS on the same disk. Did this get better on 5.*?