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Ext2, also called ext2fs, standing for Second Extended Filesystem, is a filesystem widely used as a default option by many Linux distributions. It provides standard Unix file semantics such as file permissions and symbolic links.
- Max filename length is 255 characters. Extendable to 1012 if needed. No encoding, though distros seem to be converging on UTF-8.
- Percentage of disk reserved for root to prevent users filling drive.
- Large partition support.
- Filesystem checks can be forced by administrator on boot, plus after a set number of boots.
- Advanced disk check monitoring so known when there may be problems with disk.
- Stable,trusted, been around for a long time
- Not prone to file fragmentation
- No journaling (so if power is lost during a write, the filesystem may be corrupted)