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How to disable journaling?

12th March 2014, 05:16 PM   |  #1  
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On my quest for finding the best for my beloved nexus 5, I found that in the nexus 7 you could disable journaling to improve speed but I can't find anything for the nexus 5 on how to disable journaling so here is the part where the heroes of the xda forum bravely fix my "problem".

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Nexus 7 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2280496
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12th March 2014, 05:47 PM   |  #2  
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Ext2 has no journalling and thusly was quicker than ext3, but journalling adds much more data integrity so would always recommend sticking with ext3 over ext2

However, we use ext4 which is quick and journals.

Not sure how n7 did it but I really wouldn't recommend it. Its not really "safe".

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12th March 2014, 06:05 PM   |  #3  
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Ext2 has no journalling and thusly was quicker than ext3, but journalling adds much more data integrity so would always recommend sticking with ext3 over ext2

However, we use ext4 which is quick and journals.

Not sure how n7 did it but I really wouldn't recommend it. Its not really "safe".

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added the link of the nexus 7 thread.
I realize we lose safety but alot of ppl are saying that that feature is more for servers and that the normal consumer won't be needing it.
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I'll have a look at the link.

I can confirm I have had huge issues with data loss and even bootloops due to lack of journalling so do beware

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Looks pretty easy to achieve. There's no point removing it from /system as you're not writing data here. I don't know about /cache but I don't see any harm.

/data would benefit the most but is the most risky

Did you read last page of that thread?

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I'll have a look at the link.

I can confirm I have had huge issues with data loss and even bootloops due to lack of journalling so do beware

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Looks pretty easy to achieve. There's no point removing it from /system as you're not writing data here. I don't know about /cache but I don't see any harm.

/data would benefit the most but is the most risky

Did you read last page of that thread?

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No I didn't I only read the first comments.


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just read it, I don't know if its worth it until I try it I guess.
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No I didn't I only read the first comments.


Edit:
just read it, I don't know if its worth it until I try it I guess.

Looks to me that all you'd have to do is change /sdhci-tegra.3 to be /msm_sdcc.1 and:

UDA to userdata
APP to system
CAC to cache

But don't quote me on that! (Meaning don't try that on my say so)

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12th March 2014, 07:03 PM   |  #7  
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Hi,

Also "tune2fs" is in /system/xbin and "e2fsck" is in /system/bin...

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Hi,

And "tune2fs" is in /system/xbin...

Are you sure?

Don't forget you'll be using tune2fs packaged in recovery partition as /system is unmounted.

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want a bit more speed with less safety @fleen disable fsync.
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want a bit more speed with less safety @fleen disable fsync.

Already did. Im on a quest you see.

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