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Re: debian 2.3

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:25:41 -0800
Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 11:02:01PM -0700, Sam Powers wrote:
> > 
> > > it has serious filesystem corruption problems recently.
> > 
> > Let's hope this gets worked out in time for woody. but I wouldn't bank on it.
> hell 2.2 didn't stop eating filesystems until 2.2.14.  2.2.13 murdered
> one box of mine 3 times in a row. 

Uhh.. I have yet to have Linux >= 2.2.0 eat any of my filesystems...

> > > silo (sparc bootloader) and yaboot/quik (powerpc bootloaders) do not
> > > support it yet.
> > 
> > I was aware of reiserfs issues on other archetectures, but iirc, you don't 
> > need to make root or boot reiser.. if you want to use reiserfs, you can 
> > either use /boot instead of /, or make / ext2 (it doesn't take long to fsck 
> > at all unless you're a newbie and make a giant root partition)
> /boot works very poorly with quik (oldworld powerpc bootloader) and
> its annoying with silo as well.  both of these read thier config file
> directly from the root filesystem, unlike lilo.  silo can be told to
> look elsewhere then /etc, quik doesn't seem to do that right.  but in
> any event moving a config file to /boot is a policy error.
> IMHO reiserfs needs another year or two (at least) to really mature
> before it should be considered a candidate for the default filesystem.

Maybe by then they can get rid of that god-awful hash collision problem.

> and by then one of the other options may turn out being a better
> choice.  

One of them hopefully supporting quotas and {ch,ls}attr flags.. *grumble*



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