Re: [PATCH] Fix ext3 warning for unused var

From: jmerkey
Date: Sun Oct 09 2005 - 16:58:27 EST

Al Viro wrote:

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 01:53:23PM -0600, jmerkey wrote:

Someone needs to fix fsck.ext3 while they are at it so it doesn't barf when reading from reisferfs filesystems and return a command return of > 2 during scanning of parttions during bootup. This looks like some sort of anti-competitive crap and it doesn't belong in fsck.ext3 since reiserfs is in the kernel.

Huh? WTF are you trying to feed reiserfs to fsck.ext3 and just what do
you expect it to do?

If they all use the same on disk formats as their basic structure, fsck should not return gt > 1 due to misinterpreting reiser on-disk structures. It should say "oh not one of mine, skipping". Instead it returns an error claiming massive corruption, and halts the system. I just upgraded my wifes computer from Suse to RedHat FC4 and when it hits the reiser partitions, the whole system explodes due to fsck.ext3 misrecognizing reiser partitions. I had to modify rc.sysinit and blank the partitions with fdisk to get it to install. After it installed, I recreated the partitions (after writing down what they were in the first place for block #'s etc.) and disabled rc.sysinit checks. This is busted. Hans needs to fix fsck.ext3 and submit a patch or redhat does.


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