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[Bug 594202] New: Kiwi Image Builds Always use ext3 for Home Partition
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  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 22:46:13 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=594202

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=594202#c0


Summary: Kiwi Image Builds Always use ext3 for Home Partition
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE.org
Version: unspecified
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: SLES 11
Status: NEW
Severity: Enhancement
Priority: P5 - None
Component: System Imaging
AssignedTo: ms@xxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: delder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: adrian@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8)
Gecko/20100204 SUSE/3.5.8-0.1.1 Firefox/3.5.8

It looks like even if you specify a filesystem time other than ext3 for kiwi to
use (in the type section), it will use ext3 for any remaining partitions (at
least for oemboot configurations). The use of a journaled filesystem though
isn't optimal for certain environments (i.e., usb flash) where the lifetime of
the media will be severely limited without wear leveling. The performance
overhead for writing to the journal and disk also mitigates against the use of
a journaled filesystem. If Kiwi could use the filesystem type specified for
all partitions created (or add support for different filesystems on an
individual basis with new schema options) it would offer greater control.

Reproducible: Always

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