retrocompatibility XFS 2.10.1 with 2.8.1 ?
sandeen at sandeen.net
Tue Jan 6 09:00:33 CST 2009
On Jan 6, 2009, at 2:03 AM, Tritium Tritium
<tritium_helium at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for you response !
> unfortunately , I don't know the kernel version of my Adsl Box .
> I search in documentation and I don't find any item about a
> parameter which take a compatibility with old xfs support .
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> Thanks and I hope see you later !
>> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 12:10:14 +1100
>> From: david at fromorbit.com
>> To: tritium_helium at hotmail.com
>> CC: xfs at oss.sgi.com
>> Subject: Re: retrocompatibility XFS 2.10.1 with 2.8.1 ?
>> On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 07:04:30PM +0000, Tritium Tritium wrote:
>>> HI !
>>> In first, I 'm a french user and sorry for my very bad english ...
>>> For an Adsl Box, I want to partitionning and format my external
>>> hard disk drive under XFS .What a good idea , isn't it ? ;o)
>>> I get my Mandriva One (I know it isn't a "professionnal"
>>> distribution but you know the French search the simple thing !)
>>> and use fdisk -l , gparted and mkfs.xfs /dev/xxx .
>>> With this, the adsl box reboot ! And of course it doesn't
>>> recognize the partition.
>>> I tried with a Debian Etch XFS ... and this is a SUCCESS !
>>> When I compare XFS versions I find a 2.10.1 for Mandriva and 2.8.1
>>> for Debian.
>> The defaults mkfs.xfs uses in 2.10.1 are different to 2.8.1. The
>> newer version enables features that are only availble in more recent
>> kernels (since about 2.6.19, IIRC), so it would seem that your ADSL
>> box has an old kernel on it that does not support the newer, faster,
>> shinier features XFS has....
>> The kernel version of your ADSL box, as well as the mkfs.xfs output
>> from both distro's would help confirm this.
>> Dave Chinner
>> david at fromorbit.com
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