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Re: different configs for 386 and 686 kernel

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 04:08:20PM +0100, Marcel Kolaja wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to finetune kernel to fit more my needs. Studying the config
> files for Debian kernels I found out, the 386 kernel has CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y
> but the 686 kernel has CONFIG_EXT2_FS=m. This is intention or mistake? Why
> do we want to have the ext2fs support compiled directly in the kernel and
> not as a module in the 386 subarchitecture?

Umm... isn't this a bug?? AFAIK, a kernel with ext2 compiled as a module
won't be able to boot on an ext2 system. This has happened to me before: I
get a kernel panic because when it tries to mount /, it realizes that it
has to load ext2.o, but because it requires ext2.o in order to read
/lib/modules, it gets stuck. Of course, if you're using ext3 or reiserfs
then this won't apply, but I suspect a large majority of Debian users are
using ext2. 


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