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Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages

On Mon, 2002-05-06 at 12:52, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 06-May-02, 11:49 (CDT), Jeff Carr <Jeff.Carr@eng.nciaccess.com> wrote: 
> > /etc/filesystems is one of the ways
> > mount decides what filesystem types to try. I think most other dists
> > include one. So if you put:
> > 
> > ext3
> > ext2
> > vfat
> > 
> > in that file, mount will always try those first in that order.
> How does it read /etc/filesystems before it mounts the root filesystem?

Good question; I suppose it doesn't for the initial / filesystem.
Specifically it looks like order is decided in fs/super.c and stored in
fs_names. On some machines I have, the kernel mounts it as ext2(ro) and
then the init scripts will remount it as ext3(rw). On others, the kernel
initially mounts it as ext3. Maybe the default order was changed in
newer kernels.

Jeff Carr <Jeff.Carr@eng.nciaccess.com>
Northern Computers, Inc.
V:414.769.5980 x4348 F:414.769.5989

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