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Bug#47490: base: mke2fs makes unmountable filesystems; mount doesn't honor -o nocheck

>> The problem goes away with a 2.2.x kernel, which can mount sparse
>> superblock ext2 filesystems. 

Jim Dennis <jimd@starshine.org> writes:
> 	There are several problems and possible solutions.
> 	1st we could backport the sparse superblock support
> 	to the 2.0 (and even the 1.2 and 1.0) kernels.

> 	When user space utilities start *requiring* features
> 	of new kernels, we should be more graceful about 
> 	the implementation, documentation, errors and warning
> 	messages.

As such, this bug should be reassigned to e2fsprogs rather than
boot-floppies.  The Boot-floppies team is not concerned with 2.0.x
compliance, because the assumption with this package is that you are
installing a new system (or using it for recovery).

The boot-floppies team is *certainly* not about to maintain forks of
older kernels, since that would be off the charter of the project and
beyond our resources.

Any objections to reassigning this?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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