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SubjectRe: 2.4.15-pre1: "bogus" message with reiserfs root and other weirdness
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davidsen@tmr.com (bill davidsen) writes:

> In article <E166e8A-0000t2-00@mrvdom02.schlund.de> linux-kernel@borntraeger.net wrote:
> | > > Machine booted ok and everything seemed to be ok, but i noticed a few
> | > > weird messages in boot messages right before mounting the root-partition:
> | > > FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
> | > > FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
> | > When the kernel is booting, it doesn't know the filesystem type of the
> | > root fs, so it tries to mount the root device using all of the compiled-in
> | > fs drivers, in the order they are listed in fs/Makefile.in.
> | > It appears that the fat driver doesn't even check for a magic when it
> | > starts trying to mount the filesystem, so it proceeds directly to
> |
> | To be complete we should also apply this patch.
>
> To be totally honest I think this is the wrong way to go. Like masking
> the symptoms instead of treating the disease. The problem is that the
> FAT driver seems to not check f/s type before claiming a f/s as its own.
> The better solution is to put in a check before going forward with using
> the f/s as FAT.

FAT doesn't have the field like the magic number, AFAIK.
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OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>
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