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Re: XFS as Root partition

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS as Root partition
From: Kip Macy <kmacy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 09:46:19 -0800 (PST)
Cc: Tan Pong Heng <pongheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <200004011505.JAA15687@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
This may not apply to you, but in addition to the problems with XFS as /, there
are know problems with 2.3.x kernels on Abit motherboards with Maxtor drives.
Have you tried running a 2.3.x kernel prior to this without XFS in it?


Kip Macy                               kmacy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
University of California, Berkeley     

On Sat, 1 Apr 2000, Steve Lord wrote:

> Hi,
> Root partition support is not there yet, and XFS is not really stable
> enough to be a root (or /usr) filesystem yet.
> Thanks for trying though!
> Steve Lord
> > Hi, I am new to the list. I have just install the linux-XFS and created
> > a 4GB partition
> > for XFS. I have some problems that I would like to report.
> > (BTW - my system is a BP6 with dual celeron 366, 128MB RAM, a 20GB
> > Maxtor on
> >   the ATA66 channel.)
> > 1) My first try was to include all options for XFS - which include the
> > META option.
> >      This cause a hard hang on one of the CPU. After reading one of the
> > recent message,
> >      I turned that off and was able to copy my 4GB / to the XFS - which
> > originally
> >     hanged.
> > 2) While the second try seems to work properly - I was not able to boot
> > the system
> >     with the XFS root partition. The boot process hanged before init
> > run. (/boot is
> >     a small ext2.) Is this a known problem? And, is there a work around?
> > 
> > Other than these, XFS seems to ork - but than again, I did not try out
> > enough yet -
> > haven't decided on how best to load it beside using it as /....

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