Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138162
"mkfs(parted command)" command is supported file system "ext3" ?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:14 EST
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.
-- 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. (parted) help mkfs
"mkfs" command is supported file system "ext3".
"mkfs" command can run propely.
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.
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
So, I think the result of "(parted) help mkfs" is wrong.
Could you tell me status of problem ?
We'd like to know status of the problem.
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...
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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.