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 <email@example.com> 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
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/>