On Thu 22-11-12 10:31:25, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Am 22.11.2012 10:25, schrieb Jan Kara:
so it has been about 1 year since openSUSE uses ext4 kernel driver for
ext2 filesystems. I haven't heard any complaints so I feel it's time to
do the same for ext3 as well. Fedora actually uses this setting for over an
year already so it's not like we are going to use something heavily
experimental. I'd just add that this transition is desirable as ext3 is
slowly being deprecated upstream in favor of ext4 (so that we can get rid
of similar code bases). Anyone has any objections?
I think that I had one machine that silently added some ext3 options to
my ext2 filesystem on mount and it was no longer mountable as ext2
We should make sure this doesn't happen accidentally.
(The device was an USB stick I use as rootfs for an embedded device. I
plugged it into my opensuse box for copying files to / from it and
afterwards the embedded box did not boot anymore with rootfstype=ext2.
I did not bother debugging this but just switched to rootfstype=ext3 for
the embedded device :-)
Strange :-) Anyway, now I tested that when I run full
xfstest run on an
ext3 filesystem mounted using ext4, it is then still mountable using old
ext3 driver. So it looks OK.
So I've disabled ext3 in master branch in all configs...
Jan Kara <jack(a)suse.cz>
SUSE Labs, CR
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