[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#985470: Bug#985463: debian-installer: kernel complains about /boot partition in LVM install (ext2 filesystem being mounted at /boot supports timestamps until 2038)

Control: tags -1 moreinfo

Hi Ben,

On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:51:47 +0100 Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> On Thu, 2021-03-18 at 17:10 +0100, Laurent Bonnaud wrote:
> > I did a test installation using debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso from
> > 2021-03-15 (Debian bullseye/11), chose the LVM option,
> > and noticed that once the system is installed and boots, the kernel
> > complains with this message:
> > 
> >    ext2 filesystem being mounted at /boot supports timestamps until
> > 2038 (0x7fffffff)
> > 
> > This is not fatal, but is ugly and most people would prefer a system
> > without this message.
> > 
> > The problem comes from the fact that the boot partition is created as
> > ext2 with 128 bytes inodes.
> I think that the installer uses ext2 for /boot because some boot
> loaders only support(ed) ext2 and not its successor filesystem formats.
> But I think that's an historical problem for most release
> architectures.
> > One fix would be to create the /boot filesystem as ext4 with 256
> > bytes inodes.
> On architectures where we install GRUB by default, I think this would
> be a sensible change.
> > The same problem exists in the Debian buster installer and will show
> > up when buster systems are upgraded to a 5.10 kernel.
> Since we don't have a specific upgrade program, I think the best we can
> do about this is to document it in the release notes.

I guess we can only warn about the warning and say that ... what
exactly? I don't think you're suggesting we should now go figure out
what to advise to update the used /boot partition?


Attachment: OpenPGP_signature
Description: OpenPGP digital signature

Reply to: