I sync with the latest CVS this morning and the boot process when further.
It definitely does not like to mount read-only. As it can not be remounted
as read-write at the moment. This will break the boot process in big way.
Anyway, I read tried with the root mounted read-write and it when further
and still hang somewhere after the building of window manager session.
(I am using Mandrake 7 as the base.) I could kill the hang process and
But, the system finally came into the login processes. But, the gdm could
start - and will retry forever. As such, I could not get a usable system.
The system did try to start the X server and it did tried to change the
mode but could not complete. Are all the various inode type supported on
That could be the reason. Since with XFS as root filesystem, there will be
to create all kind of inodes for devices, pipe, fifo, sockets, etc on it.
these may not be supported or does not work correctly....
I will investigate further when I have the time...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Klaus Strebel" <stb@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Tan Pong Heng" <pongheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: XFS as Root filesystem
> Tan Pong Heng wrote:
> > Already done that, that is why I am certain that the hang occur after
> > successful
> > mount. The last place I checked was in main.c which was trying to do
> > "exec(init...)"
> > it never reach the printk after all the possible init path. (Or, it may
> > taking too long
> > for me to notice...)
> Hi all,
> the issue might be, that xfs has big problems, being mounted ro on boot.
> This is the same behaviour as on IRIX (i have a Origin 200 with IRIX 6.4
> on dksc(0,1,0) and IRIX 6.5 on dksc(0,2,0)). When i halt and reboot from
> the other OS's root, ex. 6.5, mounting ro of the 6.4 filesystems (esp.
> the root) on boot failes, due to dirty filesystem (on XFS impossible
> ;-). So the filesystems must 1. be mounted rw, umounted, and then
> mounted ro (what i wanted). Behaps, it helps, if you ensure, that lilo
> isn't booting with to ro-flag. Btw. ext3fs has the same problem. I think
> Steve Tweedie solved it in ext2-0.0.2d (didn't he, had no time to test).
> Klaus Strebel
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