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Re: Hardcoding of ext3 as partman's default filesystem

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:24:57AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
How about a partman/default_filesystem template in partman-base,
defaulting to ext3, and then a $default expansion in the filesystem
field in partitioning recipes? That would make it a matter of a boot
parameter to change the default filesystem, and would make the code a
bit more elegant IMO.

Great idea!

Wishlist request from a user: Please take care to not restrict it to ext3/ext4 only. For example, in the embedded computing market, it might be nice to be able to default to jffs2. Or, if your chosen mass- storage media is a "thumb" flash-drive, the default could be ext2 with the relatime option. Or, for some other kinds of application environments, XFS or reiser, etc.

I realize this has greater implications in more than than just the spots that Colin pointed out. Fully implementing complete flexibility will probably not be possible. But at least, don't let the proposed changes close off the potential.



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