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Re: Journaling FS for PPC (was Re: gcc version for kernel compiles)

Actually, for people who don't want to waste (or use constructively,
depending on your point of view) time screwing with
not-ready-for-prime-time stuff like {woody,sid} and/or 2.4.x
kernels, ReiserFS for 2.2 kernels works on powerpc but you have to
get the endian-challenged-processors' patch for it.  This fixes
endian problems that existed on sparc and powerpc.  Last time I
looked, I was able to find everything I needed starting at
reiserfs.org.  Actually, since at least the 604, and ultraSPARC,
both of these processors can do other endian when/where they want
to, ostensibly to speed up simulation code.  Not that anybody ever
uses that capability.  SPARC might have had it before ultra, but I'm
not very familiar with superSPARC.


Michel Dänzer wrote:
> "Jason E. Stewart" wrote:
> > > AFAIK that should only yet be a problem with gcc-3.0 (which in turn is
> > > needed for ReiserFS yet).
> >
> > Speaking as one who would really like to have a journaling FS on my
> > 80Gb FW drive, is ResierFS ready for use on PPC?
> 'Ready' may be a bit exaggerated, but I've been using it as my root filesystem
> (upgraded to 20G disk => 17G root partition :) for a couple weeks and the only
> issue I'm having right now is that it seems to eat the logs on rotation.
> As I mentioned I need to build my kernels with gcc-3.0 though, with 2.95.3
> they would crash after some time and cause havoc on the disk. Jeff Mahoney
> says kernels built with the latter work on his iBook but not on the G4.
> Brave souls should go to http://penguinppc.org/~jeffm/ and backup and/or test
> with a scratch partition first.
> --
> Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
> CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member
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