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SubjectRe: [PATCH] update filesystems config. menu
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> On Sat, 15 Mar 2003 09:08:44 -0800 (PST)
> "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org> wrote:
>
>> I'm having trouble decoding...
>> What is it that "should be safest for most people"?
>> Are you suggesting any changes here?
>>
>> And some of us don't use fs modules, just build what we need into the
>> kernel. Do you know of any problems with doing this (related to ext2/ext3
>> for example)?
>>
>
> I was just saying that recommending it (ext2) compiled into the kernel and
> not a module should be the safe route for newbies to kernel
> compiles.

Thanks for the clarification.

> Those of us that have build a few to feel comfortable with it, will know to
> compile the fs of our / partition into the kernel.
>
> Except if ext2 is not the most commonly used fs anymore. I guess a 'cool'
> feature could be if the make system could 'detect' what your current root is
> and warn if you do not have that compiled into your kernel, but I do not
> know the limitations of it (the make system).
>
> Then on the other hand, would above be confusing if its a kernel
> compiled for another box ?

Yes, I'd say so, although the message could say something like:
Kernel does not include a filesystem for / on this computer.
And would it also have to check the capabilities of what's in the
initrd? (not that I'm advocating any of this)

~Randy



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