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Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.6



On 2001.08.13 00:21 Tom Rini wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 11:46:02PM +0200, Klaasjan Brand wrote:
> > On 2001.08.12 04:28 Andrew Morton wrote:
> > 
> > > Well, LILO works OK with an unclean ext3 FS because it goes
> straight
> > > to
> > > the underlying blocks.  If both grub and OF parse the superblock
> > > compatibility
> > > bits then they could fail in this manner.
> > 
> > I'm running with an ext3 root partition here using grub 0.5.95 
> > (probably an old version, never upgraded). According to the grub
> > documentation,
> > it does parse the fs instead of going directly to the blocks.
> > After unclean shutdown grub has no problem finding my kernel images
> on
> > the 
> > "not ext2 compatible" root fs... that might be a bug in grub, but
> not
> > one I'm 
> > eager to see fixes for 8)
> 
> I _think_ there's a difference between unclean (ie power failure) and
> fs-failure.  I _think_ anyhow :)

??

Ext3 after an unclean shutdown is not ext2 compatible.
Grub reads kernel images from an ext2 partition.
But: even after unclean shutdown when the journal needs replaying,
grub does read the fs as ext2. (allowing me to boot from ext3).

Klaasjan





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