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Re: XFS as Root filesystem

To: Jim Mostek <mostek@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS as Root filesystem
From: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 16:18:35 +0100
Cc: Klaus Strebel <stb@xxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Tweedie <sct@xxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <200004051248.HAA38406@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from mostek@xxxxxxx on Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 07:48:21AM -0500
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On Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 07:48:21AM -0500, Jim Mostek wrote:
> If you look at the code, the XFS_MOUNT_NORECOVERY flag is set
> to skip recovery. But, we must already have a consistent file system when
> this flag is used.  This is not what we should use for a read-only mount
> of root. We need a separate flag. xlog_recovery would then do recovery
> even on read-only mounts. Anyone have time to do this? I'll add this to
> the mount as root work item.

Don't forget that readonly support also requires the ability to 
remount the filesystem between ro and rw, and the ability to suspend
atime updates while the filesystem is readonly.


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