ssd drive and ext4 remove the journal

home | blog | Teh Internet | guest blog |rants | placeholder | political | projects | Gwen and Liam | Citadel patched | Tools | Scouts

- Careful Chrome users, this search box might be "Not secure"

This bit is not for inexperienced Linux users. You may trash a filesystem and or make it not bootable without paying another more skilled geed with some beer, so be warned!

Looks like in more recent kernels 2.6.31 I think, we can remove the journal on ext4 and use it on ssd drives:

If you have a distro that uses uuid's for drive names in fstab and or grub, you might break booting until upgrades are in place to allow the tools that id the uuid of the boot device to propagate! (You have been warned)...

On a read-only partition mind you!

# tune2fs -o journal_data_writeback /dev/sda1

Not sure if this is needed as well...
# tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda1

and add to fstab the writeback option for the ones you removed the journal on

UUID=blah-blah /               ext4    noatime,barrier=0,data=writeback,nobh,commit=100,nouser_xattr 0       1

Check after reboot with this:
# dumpe2fs -h /dev/sda1

And see that you don't have has_journal any more.