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picklescott
Oct 25, 2003, 10:59 PM
I remember that Panther uses a Journaling File System. Does that mean for optimal performance you should do a clean install so it can reformat the hard drive using the Journaling File System?

johnnowak
Oct 25, 2003, 11:05 PM
Journaling will make you run slower than you do without it. You proally already know that though.

picklescott
Oct 25, 2003, 11:30 PM
actually... i didn't

but... what are the benefits to it? something with kernel panics and forced reboots... right?

yellow
Oct 25, 2003, 11:57 PM
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107249

Supposedly for 10.2x Server, but applicable in Panther as well.

nacl99
Oct 26, 2003, 12:31 AM
If you want journaling you do not need to reformat, or install from scratch, it is something you can enable at any time, on an Mac OS Extended Volume you can simple "enable journaling" in the disk util.

I have not figured out how to turn it off though, so make sure you want it.

yellow
Oct 26, 2003, 12:47 AM
You can use Cocktail to turn it off..
or
Follow the directions here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107248

bankshot
Oct 26, 2003, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by nacl99
I have not figured out how to turn it off though, so make sure you want it.

You can turn it off in Disk Utility too. It's under the File menu, just not on the toolbar. Although, you shouldn't turn it off. Journaling is a very good thing. ;)

nacl99
Oct 26, 2003, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by yellow
You can use Cocktail to turn it off..
or
Follow the directions here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107248

I should RTFM eh ;-)

Phil Of Mac
Oct 26, 2003, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by bankshot
You can turn it off in Disk Utility too. It's under the File menu, just not on the toolbar. Although, you shouldn't turn it off. Journaling is a very good thing. ;)

Good for stability. I've got a PowerBook with a 4200 RPM drive. I'm debating whether or not to turn it off. On one hand, Apple makes it sound like it only matters if you value stability over speed and/or if you run a server. Neither of those applies to me. On the other hand, Apple wouldn't have it on by default without a reason.

Advice?