journaling?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by picklescott, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Location:
    New York, New York
    #2
    Journaling will make you run slower than you do without it. You proally already know that though.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    #3
    slower?

    actually... i didn't

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

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #4
  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Location:
    AZ
    #5
    journaling

    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.
     
  6. Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #6
  7. macrumors 65816

    bankshot

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Location:
    Southern California
    #7
    Re: journaling

    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. ;)
     
  8. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Location:
    AZ
    #8
  9. macrumors 68020

    Phil Of Mac

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Location:
    Washington State University
    #9
    Re: Re: journaling

    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?
     

Share This Page