[lfs-support] E2fsprogs in section 2.3 of 7.2-rc1
jamzen at michmer.net
Sat Aug 25 13:15:56 PDT 2012
I'm building under ubuntu 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox. There are
two partitions, /dev/sda1 for the ubuntu build system, /dev/sda5 for the
target lfs. Both of them are formatted ext4.
debugfs -R feature /dev/sda5
reported extra features:
Reluctant to build a whole new e2fsprogs, I consulted /etc/mke2fs.conf,
and it appeared that, at least so far as the ubuntu team is concerned,
the features above differentiate an ext4 from an ext3 filesystem.
So I reformatted /dev/sda5 as an ext3. 'debugfs' now reports a leaner
feature set for /dev/sda5. It satisfies the constraints of the section
Could I have gone ahead with the ext4 partition and its extra features?
Bruce said, back in February, that ext3/4 shouldn't make a difference.
But doesn't the section 2.3 note imply that it *does* (or at least
*might* ) make a difference?
Jim Michmerhuizen http://michmer.net
"There are far /fewer/ things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
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