[sf-lug] filesystem for a 3TB external USB drive

Paul Ivanov pi at berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 3 17:40:11 PST 2012

Rick Moen, on 2012-01-03 14:14,  wrote:
> :r /etc/fstab

Thanks for this, Rick - I learned something. Specifically your
particular uses of 'ro' and 'noatime'. I'm inferring that
the purpose of ro is for security, is this correct, or are there
other reasons?  The noatime performance trick also looks
like a gem - I didn't know about it.

I think it's fairly instructive to peak around and learn about
the contents of other folks' /etc/* - way more instructive than
the "Show us your desktop" screenshot galleries I used to obsess
over when I started playing with *nix circa 2000 (though, back
then, they, too, had their use, just more limited).

Paul Ivanov
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