should ext2 be formated to support 2.0 kernels?
Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On another topic: currently, the default ext2 partition formatting
> > provides backward support for 2.0 kernels. Would anyone object if I
> > change the default to 2.2 (and later) kernels? I noticed that the arm
> > message (in utilities/dbootstrap/partition_config.c) is a bit different,
> > something about netwinder firmware. I won't change that entry without
> > explicit instructions.
> Yes, let's drop it except on ARM, which needs it for their
> bootloader. No other boot loader requires the ext2 from 2.0 and can't
> cope with the ext2 from 2.2 kernels (unless I'm mistaken).
What advantages does it give if a filesystem does not support Linux 2.0?
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