EXT4 SD Card

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    OK. Just a thought. With custom kernels having the ability to mount and read the EXT4 file system with the correct module compiled for it would it be beneficial to format the SD Card in its' entirety in EXT4? The OS should still be able to access it as usual but with the added benefit of journaling, speed and stability compared to the stock FAT32 filesystem that the SD Card comes formatted with? This should work, shouldn't it?
     
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    It should work, if you use a kernel that loads ext4 on boot, or modify your config files to do so. However, I've been reading that ext3 & ext4 would cause too much writing to be wise on an SD card. EXT2 also has faster writes than either 3 or 4, and the writing is more of a bottleneck on SD than reading, at least according to my benchmarks.
     
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