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Re: [boot-floppies] `mke2fs' and new Linux 2.2 ext2 features ?

How is this issue going to affect the users?
E.g.: Can one boot up a slink system then access a /home directory on a
potato built fs.  Is there a documented right way and wrong way of
upgrading to the new filesystem features.

There will be people running every concievable combination of new and
old systems, there are still posts to debian-user from stock bo users.
I guess the switch from aout (pre bo?) to elf was more compelling than
the libc5 to libc6 switch.

Where does this ext2 to ext2+ switch fall on a scale that goes from
"users should not be compelled" to "users should be compelled"  to
upgrade old systems?

Does this upgrade require user intervention?
- if not then maybe do it in the background, over time?

- Bruce

On Sun, 30 Jan 2000, Alexander Koch wrote:

> On Sun, 30 January 2000 14:03:33 +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > >>>>> "Karl" == Karl M Hegbloom <karlheg@bittersweet.inetarena.com> writes:
> > 
> >     Karl>  `potato' will come with a 2.2.x kernel.  Why would anyone
> >     Karl> want to run a 2.0 kernel with it?
> > 
> > Because you have a computer that wont reliably run 2.2.x without
> > crashing?
> You are a minority. I don't care about 2.0.x and everyone
> not updating is the expert since he knows what he needs. You
> cannot tell me the default when upgrading will be 2.0 when
> 2.4 is out in some weeks / months. That's not reasonable.
> Even if it works the average Linux user is upgrading from
> time to time, because it's Linux. ;-) (if it ain't broke we
> fix it)
> Alexander,
> who has heard of two ppl stating 2.2.x crashed in about a year
> only in dozens of newsgroups

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