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Re: XFS as Root filesystem

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Subject: Re: XFS as Root filesystem
From: Lyle Seaman <lws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 11:49:20 -0400
Organization: Hah.
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Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
> > If that's the case, then why do you care?  Naively, I wouldn't
> > think this is a big deal.  Why am I wrong?
>
> Because (a) existing Linux installations expect to mount the
> root filesystem readonly until basic consistency checking has
> been done; and (b) after a cold reboot, the filesystem will
> need recovery before it can be mounted.

Ahhh.  Now I see.
The root fs  is *always* cycling back and forth
between read-write and read-only.    So after
nearly every crash, the root filesystem will be both
unstable (ie, potentially inconsistent) *and* RO.
Interesting.





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