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Re: Placing the root partition on an XFS filesystem is not supported

To: Marcos Mello <marcosfrm@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Placing the root partition on an XFS filesystem is not supported
From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 03:12:03 -0600
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On 1/29/2012 6:46 AM, Marcos Mello wrote:
> http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=anaconda.git;a=commit;h=b3e19d43840f6c4015fab75411853003fcf26a63
> 
> Does someone knows why? I'm trying to get rid of EXT* partitions on my new
> CentOS 6.2 installs but apparently it will not be possible.

I'm unsure what this Fedora commit is all about, but in the general
Linux case you can put root on XFS, with a minor caveat.  See:

http://www.xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ#Q:_Can_XFS_be_used_for_a_root_filesystem.3F

-- 
Stan

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