disks

A 2-post collection

Converting from Ext2 to Ext3 filesystems

The tune2fs program can add a journal to an existing ext2 file system without altering the data already on the partition. If the file system is already mounted while it is being transitioned, the journal will be visible as the file .journal in the root directory of the file system. »

Performance testing with Bonnie++

Bonnie++ is a short test, running about 30 minutes on a single client. The information it yields can be used to compare differences between different mount options, but its real value is in deriving CPU usage during the various tests it performs. A test that returns a high CPU utilization »