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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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Does the length of a filename change the amount of space it takes up?

Using a ext3 or ext4 file system, assuming that the files have similar checksums, would the following files: 8c87dba9cf4dbc27c0d54083311ffeef6821e8426f5a8d50165d84f5eef80103.npz 1.npz Take up a ...
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Does ubuntu one synchronize extended file attributes?

Ext3 and 4 filesystems, if mounted with that option, support extended file attributes with which you can add metadata to your files: author, ACLs, and actually whatever you want. Does Ubuntu One ...
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Can you apply noatime on Ext3 partitions at realtime?

an application accesses a disk directory containing about 3 million files (including directories). I would like to apply the noatime option for that filesystem and I would like to know whether I can ...
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Is ext4 stable on 11.10?

I have seen that Ubuntu 11.10 is offering Ext4 as default file system. As I have googled some time on ext4 and found that ext3 is quite stable that ext4 as it still has some bugs. Even the Ubuntu ...
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Drive says it's full when it is not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't Ubuntu see any free space? I have a hard drive that should have close to 40GB free. However, when I just restarted the computer, Ubuntu popped up with the ...
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What are benefits of upgrading filesystem from ext2?

I have ext2 filesystem installed on my work machine. I talk with my friend who knows linux a lot better and he said its very old and its very weird that I use so old filesystem. I'm now trying to get ...
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In simple terms, how do ext4 journaling file systems work?

How does a journaling file system work and why does it not fragment, like ntfs? Why hasn't Windows switched over to a journaling file system? Co.uld someone please explain this to me? Thanks.
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ext[34] `commit` option and filesystem integrity

I'm running a fairly fresh and vanilla 10.10 install, built from scratch about a month ago on an Acer Aspire 5742 laptop. I use openbox as my window manager and run neither the KDE nor Gnome desktop ...
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Shred alternatives EXT3?

Given the fact shred will not be effective on ext3, I wonder what are the available alternatives right now. $ man shred ... CAUTION: Note that shred relies on a very important assumption: that ...