ext3 Publisher's description
ext3 is a journaling support for ext2fs.
ext3 adds journaling filesystem capabilities to ext2fs.
What is journaling?
It means you don't have to fsck after a crash. Basically.
Journaling to a journal file on the journaled filesystem
Automatic recover when the filesystem is remounted
All VFS operations (including quota) should be journaled
Add data updates are also journaled
What is left to be done?
Quota support for non-data-journaled filesystems.
Journaling to an off-filesystem device, eg. NVRam
A few internal cleanups: migrating the extra buffer_head fields to a separate jfs_buffer_info field in particular.
What's New in This Release:The major change in this release is a missing byte-endian conversion in the recovery code. This problem affects both the ext3 kernel recovery and the recovery code in e2fsck. Please upgrade to e2fsprogs-1.21-WIP-0601.tar.gz or later.
??? The other significant change is a fix when running shared mmaped
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall