Bug 138162 - "mkfs(parted command)" command is supported file system "ext3" ?
Summary: "mkfs(parted command)" command is supported file system "ext3" ?
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: parted   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: ia64 Linux
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Assignee: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2004-11-05 08:16 UTC by L3support
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Description L3support 2004-11-05 08:16:23 UTC
Description of problem:

We think "mkfs(parted commnad)" command isnot supported file system
Because it is indicated by "man" commnad or "info" commnad such. 

# man parted
-- excerpt -- 
mkfs partition fs-type
ãmake a filesystem fs-type on partition.  fs-type  can  be
ãone of "FAT", "ext2" or "linux-swap".

But it was shown as follows 
when we specified "mkfs" of argument of help(parted command) command.

# parted
-- abbreviated --
(parted) help mkfs
-- excerpt -- 
FS-TYPE is one of: ext3, ext2, fat32, fat16, hfs, jfs, linux-swap, 
ntfs, reiserfs, hp-ufs, sun-ufs, xfs

According to the above-mentioned description, 
we can think "mkfs" command is supported file system "ext3".

Is "mkfs" command  supported file system "ext3" ?
Or is the result of "(parted) help mkfs" wrong ?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. parted
2. (parted) help mkfs

Actual results:
"mkfs" command is supported file system "ext3".

Expected results:
"mkfs" command can run propely.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-08 14:24:44 UTC
The man page probably hasn't been updated.  Although creation of
filesystems from within parted is something I would not recommend
doing as it won't set them up to use all of the new features that
using mke2fs directly will.

Comment 2 L3support 2004-11-17 11:35:02 UTC
Is what you say that we can create "ext3" filesystem 
using "mkfs(within parted)" command ?

Or  Can not we create "ext3" filesystem 
using current parted command version(1.6.12-2) ?

We tried to create "ext3" filesystem using "mkfs" command.
But we could not create "ext3" filesystem.

Following message is shown,
when we run "(parted) mkfs (minor) ext3".

No Implementation: Support for creating ext3 file systems is not
implemented yet.

So, I think the result of "(parted) help mkfs" is wrong.

Comment 3 L3support 2004-12-02 12:11:28 UTC
Could you tell me status of problem ?

Comment 4 L3support 2004-12-20 01:32:55 UTC
We'd like to know status of the problem.

Comment 5 L3support 2005-01-05 06:27:50 UTC
We'd like to know status of the problem.

Comment 6 Andrew Clausen 2005-01-05 10:28:47 UTC
The file system type list:

"FS-TYPE is one of: ext3, ext2, fat32, fat16, hfs, jfs, linux-swap, 
ntfs, reiserfs, hp-ufs, sun-ufs, xfs"

is just a list of file system type names.  It is not intended to
represent a list of supported file systems.  Perhaps this is
misleading, and should be changed to indicate which of the file
systems have support for mkfs.  I am accepting patches...

Comment 7 RHEL4-L3support 2005-01-19 01:45:27 UTC
Add RHEL4-L3support team in Japan

Comment 11 JoAnne K. Halligan 2005-02-14 18:06:31 UTC
This has been closed by engineering due to lack of upstream acceptance as it is
more of a documentation issue than a functional one. 

Engineering has also committed a patch to upstream to help fix the 'help' output
and would look to pick this up in the future. 

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