What Is Journaling?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'd like to know what journaling is and if when enabled if it slows down the computer. I'm in audio and would like to get the max of my cpu. So should I have it enabled or not etc.?



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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
    Kickaha and Amorph couldn't moderate themselves out of a paper bag. Abdicate responsibility and succumb to idiocy. Two years of letting a member make personal attacks against others, then stepping aside when someone won't put up with it. Not only that but go ahead and shut down my posting priviledges but not the one making the attacks. Not even the common decency to abide by their warning (afer three days of absorbing personal attacks with no mods in sight), just shut my posting down and then say it might happen later if a certian line is crossed. Bullshit flag is flying, I won't abide by lying and coddling of liars who go off-site, create accounts differing in a single letter from my handle with the express purpose to decieve and then claim here that I did it. Everyone be warned, kim kap sol is a lying, deceitful poster.

    Now I guess they should have banned me rather than just shut off posting priviledges, because kickaha and Amorph definitely aren't going to like being called to task when they thought they had it all ignored *cough* *cough* I mean under control. Just a couple o' tools.

    Don't worry, as soon as my work resetting my posts is done I'll disappear forever.
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    rara Posts: 623member
    With journaling enabled, the OS keeps a file called a journal on your HD. Each time that a file is written to the HD, it makes a record of it in the journal. This helps with recovery after crashes & such. The file only takes up a few hundred KB (I believe), and the slowdown incurred is minimal (and only occurs when writing to the HD).
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    Thanks for the input guys. I've just re-inabled the journaling on all my drives.

    Question? Does MEMTURBO really work?

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