Imeant this go to opensuse-kernel. I forgot the first time
On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Jan Kara <jack(a)suse.cz> wrote:
> On Thu 07-04-11 16:50:16, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Jan Kara <jack(a)suse.cz> wrote:
> > > we are figuring out upstream how to eventually get rid of maintaing three
> > > code bases of ext2, ext3, and ext4 in parallel. These days ext4 kernel
> > > driver is able to handle both ext2 and ext3 filesystems in a backward
> > > compatible manner - i.e., you can mount, access, modify the filesystem
> > > ext4 driver and then still be able to use it with the old ext2 driver.
> > > So I'd think that we could try changing config of our kernel in
> > > so that ext4 driver is used for ext2 filesystem and see whether something
> > > breaks or not.
> > >
> > > Do people have any opinion on this?
> > >
> > >
> > > Honza
> > > --
> > > Jan Kara <jack(a)suse.cz>
> > > SUSE Labs, CR
> > >
> > I think it is a good idea.
> > It is something easily reverted late in the release cycle, so there is not
> > that much danger from a release cycle perspective.
> > Conceivably it could eat a filesystem or two, but I have often heard it said
> > that factory can do that, especially very early in the cycle like we are
> > right now.
> I would not expect it to eat a filesystem actually. Kernel crash is
> possible but fs corruption (even more a one which is hard to fix) rather
If filesystem corruption is unlikely and hard to fix corruption is
rather unlikely, then I would take the advice of the EXT3 driver
(ie. Jan himself).
So my vote is to let Jan make the decisions on this.
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