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Re: [PATCH] xfstests: enable test 032 (mkfs overwrite) for btrfs

Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfstests: enable test 032 (mkfs overwrite) for btrfs
From: Linda Walsh <xfs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:14:04 -0700
Cc: linux-btrfs <linux-btrfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Eric Sandeen wrote:

>> It did not put mkfs.btrfs in /sbin.  This did however, validate all the 
>> error paths ;).
> Heh ;)
> Well, mixing & matching upstream installs from source w/ rpm-packaged 
> binaries is usually asking for trouble. 
> I don't think it's a bug, just bad administrative practice ;)
        SuSE is moving most if not all of their boot-related binaries off of 
"/" and
them in /usr, requiring that you either have 1 partition for / and /usr or you 
their initrd that will pre-mount /usr on "/".  Supposedly this is a requirement
of moving the the MS-compat boot architecture, "systemd" and is being done by 
the distros... (supposedly)...  At least RedHat and SuSE are going that way...

        It's great to boot up in single-user from your hard disk and be told 
needs libs on a yet-to-be mounted partition...



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