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Re: reiserfs support is bugged!

From: Bram Stolk
Subject: Re: reiserfs support is bugged!
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 18:05:24 +0100

On Wed, 7 Nov 2001 16:59:18 +0100
"Jochen Hoenicke" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Three questions: Is the file system mounted while trying this?  What


> happens when you try to read something from that file system at this

the filesystem behaves perfectly OK, only grub has severe problems with it.

> moment? Which version of mkreiserfs did you use?

lie2:~# dpkg --list | grep reiser 
ii  reiserfsprogs  3.x.0j-7       User-level tools for ReiserFS filesystems
> Most probably it is a bug in the journal handling code, as that is the
> part that changes very often.  There is a known problem with new
> versions of mkreiserfs, but I doubt it is your problem.  Anyway, the
> patch is at:
>  http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/bug-grub/2001-October/005726.html
> Did you change the journal size in mkreiserfs or the linux driver?


> Note that reiserfs doesn't store the correct journal size in the file
> system.  Grub uses the orig_journal_size field to guess it.  
>   Jochen


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