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Re: kernel oops



Hi,

On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 04:51:05PM -0500, mgalgoci redhat com wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 05:05:16PM -0500, Wil Harris wrote:
> > To convert the filesystem back to ext2 you simple need to change ext3 back
> > to ext2 in your /etc/fstab and reboot. That should be it (from my
> > understanding).

> Nope. Not if you want to use a kernel that lacks ext3 support.

Wil got it right --- ext3 is just ext2 with a journal file.  If you
crash, then ext3 keeps a feature flag set in the superblock which
prevents you from mounting the filesystem as ext2 without first doing
a filesystem recovery, but if you unmount cleanly then you can remount
as ext2 without modifying the filesystem at all.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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