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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: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:50:17 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 2/3/12 8:39 AM, Marcos Mello wrote:
> Eric Sandeen <sandeen <at> sandeen.net> writes:
> 
>>
>> In general there is no problem with xfs on a root partition.  However, the
> installer
>> may not make it easy or available for you.
>>
>> (I never use xfs for /boot though, I don't trust grub enough for that
> honestly).
>>
>> -Eric
> 
> Same thing on Fedora 16. Let's hope some day Anaconda will change that.

F16 prevents it?  I didn't see it in the upstream tree.  That should
not be so.  :/

> About GRUB with a XFS /boot the problem was with GRUB Lagacy, wasn't it?
> Or GRUB2 is still buggy?

I have no idea, actually.  I delved into grub a bit, it was disturbing
enough that I have not tried to look at grub2.  :)

-Eric

> Marcos
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