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Re: ext3 module loaded, but can't mount ext3? WAS - Re: any 2.6.x kernel for a DS10?

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Jan-Jaap van der Heijden wrote:

  > >* Toni L. Harbaugh-Blackford [Contr] wrote:
  > >> Why would I not be allowed to mount an ext3 filesystem when the
  > >> modules are loaded?
  > >
  > > As I said already, this sounds like bug #261893.
  > >
  > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=261893
  > >
  > I think I can confirm this.
  > I hacked my 2.6.8 initrd so that it wouldn't try to mount root as ext2 or
  > ext3 and the oops disappeared.
  > Is there a special reason that ext2 is not a module? It's not like you will
  > be able to boot this thing without an initrd because everything ide, scsi is
  > a module. And at least now there is somebody who 1) doesn't need it, and 2)
  > is actually bugged by it :)
  > I will rebuild the kernel with ext2 as a module and see if a few
  > strategically placed prinktk's can pinpoint this bug.

FYI, I *am* able to force /var to mount as ext2 instead of ext3.  So the problem
seems to be specific to journaling.


Toni Harbaugh-Blackford                   harbaugh@abcc.ncifcrf.gov
System Administrator
Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC)
National Cancer Institute
Contractor - SAIC/Frederick

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