Bug#68659: mke2fs(8) is inaccurate
On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 01:27:38PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > The filesystem image on the root disk (root.bin) shouldn't
> > use ext2 extensions that are incompatible with 2.0.x kernels.
> > The current image uses those extensions, making it impossible to
> > modify the filesystem with a slink system.
> > (I'm trying to see some error message that are quickly erased
> > by an installation dialog, but I can't even look at the filesystem
> > to see if I can modify the script to preserve the messages.)
> Looking at the current code I see how it is created:
> mke2fs -F -q -N $inodes -m 0 $floppy
> -F is force even for odd geometry
> -q is quiet
> -N looks like it sets the number of inodes or the inode/byte ratio
> -m sets the reserved-blocks-percentage
> Nothing that looks 2.2 specific. However there may be some implicit
> extensions if one creates an ext2 with current mke2fs and 2.2.x.
Yes, implicit extensions. mke2fs(8) says that "-O none" is needed to
create a filesystem usable on a pre-2.2 kernel.
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