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[Bug 249380] bad suggestion to format /home, inconsistent default (still reiser)
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:42:31 -0700 (MST)
  • Message-id: <20070227164231.9159125C887@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=249380


fehr@xxxxxxxxxx changed:

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------- Comment #1 from fehr@xxxxxxxxxx 2007-02-27 09:42 MST -------
Proposal could of course be rewritten according to your suggestions but this
is certainly something to be decided by project management since it would
mean throwing away current posprosal code and writing new one that can fulfil
your requests.

- currently nothing about content of partitions is known besides fs type
Of could we could mount every block device and analyze content but I
an already getting complains about slow startup times now. Mounting dozens
of potentially incosistent filesystems will certainly not make startup
faster
- "last mounted on" is not available for reiserfs (no idea about xfs)

Some remarks on things I can change easily:
- When switching to "format" the currently detected fs is default. Which is
IMHO
ok, but you are right that the default should be ext3 if no previous fs
was detectd. Will fix that.
- Resetting the label when formatting is suggested by proposal code makes
sense.
Will fix that also. Generally resetting the label when formatting is IMHO
not desirable if someone gives label names like "root", "home", "swap" he
would probably be pissed if these are destroyed whenever he formats a
filesystem.

You other request would mean fundamental changes and I would only change these
if dist team backs up your suggestions and of course is willing to live with
the considerably increased startup time in some cases.


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