ext2fs problems

Adam K Kirchhoff adamk at voicenet.com
Mon Jan 5 17:44:33 PST 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Matthew Dillon wrote:

> :>     Hmm.  Does the machine crash if you manually mount an ext2fs partition
> :>     after booting is complete, without ext2fs support compiled in or a
> :>     module loaded?
> :
> :No, it does not.  It automatically loads the kernel in that situation.
> :Just not, for some reason, during the bootup process.
> :
> :Adam
>     Loads the kernel?  Or loads the module?

Yeah, that was a definate slip.  That should have read "loads the module"
(specficially, the ext2fs module).

>     Is ext2fs your root partition?  It could be related to the system
>     not being able to find root due to the filesystem type being
>     unknown.  I'm not sure it's critical enough to take action now, but
>     if someone wants to track it down I'm sure it could be fixed
>     quickly.

No, UFS is my root partition.  It would never have occured to me to use
ext2 as a root partition under any of the BSDs (is that even possible?).

And, yeah, it's not really critical.  As long as I load the ext2fs module
from the loader.conf file, everything boots up fine.


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