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



On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 10:56:23AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> - if mount "automagically" mounts any ext2 filesystem with a journal as
>   ext3, then this is broken because it will prevent you from ever mounting
>   such a filesystem as ext2

It's very simple.  If you specify mount -t auto, or don't specify a
filesystem type at all (i.e., mount /dev/hda2), then mount should use
ext3 if (a) the kernel supports it, and (b) a journal is present.  

Of course, the user can always force use of ext2 by using an explicit
mount -t ext2.

						- Ted





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