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Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.6



On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 09:40:50AM +0200, Klaasjan Brand wrote:
> 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.

Hmm, okay.

> 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).

Well, this is odd then.  yaboot, which does the same thing won't.

-- 
Tom Rini (TR1265)
http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/





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