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Re: XFS as Root partition

To: Tan Pong Heng <pongheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS as Root partition
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 09:05:50 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Your message of "Sat, 01 Apr 2000 22:50:16 +0800
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Hi,

Root partition support is not there yet, and XFS is not really stable
enough to be a root (or /usr) filesystem yet.

Thanks for trying though!

Steve Lord

> Hi, I am new to the list. I have just install the linux-XFS and created
> a 4GB partition
> for XFS. I have some problems that I would like to report.
> (BTW - my system is a BP6 with dual celeron 366, 128MB RAM, a 20GB
> Maxtor on
>   the ATA66 channel.)
> 1) My first try was to include all options for XFS - which include the
> META option.
>      This cause a hard hang on one of the CPU. After reading one of the
> recent message,
>      I turned that off and was able to copy my 4GB / to the XFS - which
> originally
>     hanged.
> 2) While the second try seems to work properly - I was not able to boot
> the system
>     with the XFS root partition. The boot process hanged before init
> run. (/boot is
>     a small ext2.) Is this a known problem? And, is there a work around?
> 
> Other than these, XFS seems to ork - but than again, I did not try out
> enough yet -
> haven't decided on how best to load it beside using it as /....

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