DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2004-01
Re: ext2fs problems
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.
> 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
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.