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User and group mount options for ext filesystems

User and group mount options for ext filesystems

Posted May 17, 2012 16:02 UTC (Thu) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
Parent article: User and group mount options for ext filesystems

I certainly use ext2/3 formatted removeable media whenever I can - you can run systems off them and preserve UID/mode info - a VFAT rootfs simply doesn't work. I've long resented the way we've been stuck with VFAT (and it's bloody patents to add insult to mediocrity) for so long, not least because of the way USB-storage is implmented (logical block level).

I've suffered from the wrong UID/GID thing for many years, mostly over NFS (And I liked the way that the non-kernel NFS server let you supply UID map). Just last week I found that all my backup files for a server that just died have the wrong UIDs (that'll be the new admin doing it wrong, but the point is that it's common) Anything that helps work round this is good IMHO.


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