Re: [PATCH] Fix ext3 warning for unused var

From: jmerkey
Date: Sun Oct 09 2005 - 18:48:55 EST

Al Viro wrote:

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 02:18:17PM -0600, jmerkey wrote:

If they all use the same on disk formats as their basic structure,

ext3 and reiserfs? No, they do not.

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.

Since when does fsck run fsck.ext3 on filesystems that are not marked
as ext3 in /etc/fstab?

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.

Sorry, but I doubt that Hans or anybody in RH knows how to patch

---> wetware, <----

Is this the new "official" non-official slang word for Suse Linux?


let alone one as messed up as yours.

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