Ethan is on the right track, it sounds like your root device is a funky
1024-byte sector beast. In general, XFS cannot do this, although
as Ethan said, Nathan does have new code in CVS that I think is well on the way
to working correctly. I'm not sure I'd call it a supported feature
quite yet though.
The -b option to mkfs changes the filesystem block size, btw, so that does
not help with the device sector size.
Out of curiosity, what is your root device?
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Jason H. Smith wrote:
> Hi again. Thanks for the speedy feedback!
> On Tuesday 24 June 2003 05:15 pm, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > well do you really need to use initrd?
> Unfortunately, initrd is an integral part of the system for other reasons.
> Personally, I'm looking forward to the new initramfs stuff in 2.5.
> > hmm, sounds like a task for the new xfsprogs 2.5.0 mkfs.xfs which has
> > a -s switch to set the sector size to something other then 512 (i
> > think its -s anyway), this would probably also require a current cvs
> > kernel.
> Thanks for the information.
> Jason Smith
> Open Enterprise Systems
> Bangkok, Thailand