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Re: Kernel 2.6.19 squashfs problem and bugzilla



Olivier Galibert wrote:
On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 04:17:58PM -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 04:37:03PM +0100, Olivier Galibert wrote:
 > The kernel from kernel-2.6.19-1.2288.fc5.x86_64.rpm is not able to
 > loop-mount the fc5 install Fedora/base/stage2.img file, at least
 > through nfs.  You get:
 >   squashfs: version 3.2-alpha (2006/12/12) Phillip Lougher
 >   SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x9e8be8e1
 >   SQUASHFS error: unable to read inode lookup table

squashfs isn't compatible between releases.

And Linus allowed it in the kernel?

Nope. It is a custom patch instead of using cramfs because the compression and performance is better.


In any case, the decision to use it for the stage2 should probably
revisited in that light...

It is fine for that purpose. Just dont use it anywhere else.

Rahul


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