Re: [boot-floppies] `mke2fs' and new Linux 2.2 ext2 features ?
email@example.com (Karl M. Hegbloom) writes:
> I don't agree with this change. I would rather it get asked always,
> and that the default is for the button that enables the new features
> and rejects Linux 2.0 compatability be highlighted by default, so
> that pressing [Enter] will take that branch, [Tab][Enter] will turn
> off the new filesystem features. Perhaps the quiet flag would then
> take the default of enable the new features.
I don't think this should be asked by default, since only experts will
care to diverge from the default (whatever we establish that the
reasonable default is).
> What advantage are the new features? What do they provide us with?
> Do they make the filesystem more efficient? What do they do?
Given that you can't even say what's the benefit of removing back
compatability, it seems to me that retaining back-compatability is
more desirable than removing it.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>