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Re: Hardcoding of ext3 as partman's default filesystem

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 01:13:10PM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
> 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.

I certainly had no intention of limiting it that way; that would be more
effort than not doing so. :-)

> For example, in the embedded computing market, it might be nice to be
> able to default to jffs2.

I can only cope with filesystems that partman already supports; it
doesn't support jffs2 yet.

> Or, if your chosen mass-storage media is a "thumb" flash-drive, the
> default could be ext2 with the relatime option.

I'm not sure how to deal with options there, unless it's just by the
general /lib/partman/mountoptions/${fs}_defaults file (not supported
yet, will be shortly).

> Or, for some other kinds of application environments, XFS or reiser,
> etc.

That would be straightforward since those are well-supported.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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