How to upgrade to ext4 in place

Here's how you upgrade to ext4. The process is pretty easy, but requires an fsck which means unmounting or rebooting if the file system is in use.

Make sure you are using at least e2fstools 1.41.3 and kernel 2.6.28 (or a vendor kernel with latest ...

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Why alternative search engines are bound to fail

I've seen a lot of new bots crawl my site recently and it got me thinking about search engines.

Basically, search is a solved problem. Of the alternatives I explored, most offered nothing exiting such as magazine-style page flipping, or thumbnail previews. I hardly see how that would help ...

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Linux and the PC Mentaility

Here's a minor thought dump of the moment: no hard numbers, just some general observations over the past year or two.

I've heard the comparison between Linux and other UNIX like OSes a few times in the past. Of course it is a bit hard to compare "Linux ...

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Tux3 by Christmas?

Development seem to be going well for Tux3.

Daniel Phillips of Tux3 just posted the following to the LKML:

The big goals for Christmas (this Christmas!) are:

  • SMP locking
  • Atomic commit
  • Posixly complete
  • Rudimentary fsck

With the following comical reference

With atomic commit, we will progress from "buggy Ext2 equivalent ...

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