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RE: [SLE] Reiser FS
- From: gregory.thomas@xxxxxxx (Thomas, Gregory (NBC, KNBC))
- Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 12:45:31 -0400
- Message-id: <4B71D51B417DD4119600000AD1313397150E66@LA04NBCGE>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Hasenstein [mailto:mha@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 9:20 AM
> "Thomas, Gregory (NBC, KNBC)" wrote:
> > That's all fine and dandy. However:
> > 1) AFAIK even with 7.0 there is no dump.
> > 2) AFAIK even with 7.0 there is no quota support.
> And it doesn't support large files (>2GB) yet, which is supported on
> ext2 on SuSE Linux 7.0. If you need any of these things, too bad, if
> not, no reason to tell someone not to use ReiserFS. By far
> most machines
> need neither one of those two things.
Just warnings, that's all. What other support for ReiserFS is missing?
> > 3) AFAIK with 6.4 there is no rescue disk support.
> Of course there is. It's a filesystem like ext2. You don't
> need anything
> special, just support in the kernel.
Well, is the rescue kernel compiled with reiser support? It wouldn't mount
for me and there is currently an unanswered message on the list from someone
else with the same problem.
> > 4) Last weekend I had filesystem problems after a reboot.
> I have my doubts
> > that they were hardware related but they could be. After
> not being able to
> > mount reiserfs from the rescue disk, I booted the install. I ran
> If there's support for it in the kernel it will work. It's
> just another
> filesystem. There's nothing special about it or ext2, they're both
> different versions of the same thing.
Again, see the above question.
> > reiserfsck, it got to about 60% and the vm manager killed
> it. I created a
> > bigger swap partitition and ran reiserfsck again and it
> completed. I still
> > couldn't boot until I re-installed aaa_base.
> > Missing dump is no big deal but I had scripts already set
> up with dump.
> > Quota support is fairly important. The big problem is the
> weakness of the
> > available tools in case you do have a problem.
> Please use the 7.0 kernel. You can find it at
> ftp://ftp.suse.com?pub/people/mantel/ (no rpm, that's the
> .tar.gz). Make
> sure to download the right thing from there, there's one big kernel
> image, and many small patchsets (only one of them is the one
> to use, the
> latest one, of course).
> Don't know why you had these problems, this link to the new kernel is
I will give the new kernel a shot.
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