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Re: Mounting / as ext3 when ext3 is modularized in 2.4



Hi,

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 11:09:12AM +0200, Fabrice Bellet wrote:

> I recently switched from 2.2 to 2.4 kernel. Each partition already contains
> a journal. I tried kernel-2.4.5-0.2.9 from RedHat Rawhide, where ext3/jbd is
> modularized. For the people who want to try this kernel, you first need to
> rebuild it, and enable CONFIG_JBD_DEBUG. This solves an unresolved symbol
> in jbd.o which prevents ext3 to load. (This issue will be solved in next 
> RawHide)
> 
> My question is on how to tell the kernel to mount the real root partion
> as ext3, when you load the ext3 module in the initrd ?

It will probably require a new "mount" binary which can autodetect the
presense of a journal on an ext2 filesystem.  There were patches to
util-linux posted a while back for that, but it's not integrated yet.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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