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Re: grub-probe detects ext4 wronly as ext2

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub-probe detects ext4 wronly as ext2
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:19:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 09:53:50PM +0200, Javier Martín wrote:
> Ext4 is as of today in development and unstable; in fact, the FS name in
> Linux is "ext4dev", but I _think_ the on-disk format is already frozen
> and thus a readonly driver can be written. I'm not saying that we should
> delay the implementation of such a driver, just the we first need to
> address the potentially fatal problem of an ext4 FS mounted as ext3/2.
> No distro enables ext4 by default.

Yep.  update-grub heavily relies on grub-probe to figure out if a filesystem
will be accessible, and therefore whether to enable optional features.

Robert Millan

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