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Re: Some concern about the journal support

From: Bean
Subject: Re: Some concern about the journal support
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:11:00 +0800

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 4:40 AM, Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 15:45 -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
>>> can you send a message when GRUB2 CVS is considered no longer broken for
>>> use with ext3? (so I'll know when is a good time for me to install a
>>> newer version -- since I'm not in a hurry -- or is it a better bet
>>> stability-wise within the next month, to go with a revision from May
>>> instead?)
>> I'm afraid it's not going to work this way.  I can imagine that some
>> fixes will be applied, but it's also possible that they will be
>> incomplete.  That would require further fixes.  I don't think anybody
>> would want to be in the position to announce that ext3 is fixed and then
>> announce the opposite, possibly within hours.
>> The true stability is proven by testing and time.
> Hi,
> You're right, the journal code is not quite stable right now. Perhaps
> we can use variable journal to control it. By default, it's not set so
> that journal is disabled. After all, even if the fs is uncleaned, it
> can still be bootable. If automatic booting fails, users can set
> journal=1 and retry, if they're lucky, it could work without using fs
> recover tools.


This is the patch.


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