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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: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:03:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 05:02:50AM +0200, Javier Martín wrote:
> Here is the patch I was talking about, one step farther than I had first
> envisioned, i.e. not just about ext4 but an (solid?) implementation of
> "xenophobia" in the filesystem driver. This code checks the superblock
> backwards-incompatible features bitfield against a predefined set of
> features that we do support, and refuses to mount the filesystem if
> there are any that we don't. In particular, this makes the driver reject
> ext4 filesystems with the "extents" option enabled.

I like the idea, but it sounds a bit scary.  Is there possibility that
GRUB (not grub-probe) refuses to access a filesystem that would otherwise
be perfectly usable?

Robert Millan

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