Bug 162298 - reiserfs module / kernel-unsupported missing - no warning given
reiserfs module / kernel-unsupported missing - no warning given
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-01 21:12 EDT by Graham Leggett
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:03 EDT (History)
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Description Graham Leggett 2005-07-01 21:12:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading the kernel to v2.6.9-5 as part of a remote upgrade from RHEL3 to RHEL4, it was possible to install this kernel on a system with reiserfs system partitions.

Only after the reboot was it discovered that Redhat was no longer making kernel-unsupported available, leaving the system in a corrupt state. The system is half way around the world, so fixing it is going to be interesting at 3am.

What Redhat should have done is built filesystem checks into the install scripts for the redhat kernel package to ensure that /, /etc and /usr are on supported filesystems.

It cannot be assumed that the user "just knows" that kernel modules had been arbitrarily removed from the package set. The lack of kernel-unsupported implied that it had been combined with kernel, not dropped altogether.

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Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-05 17:09:06 EDT
reassigning to product management.
Comment 2 Randy Zagar 2005-10-25 19:35:55 EDT
Customers who have 100-TB storage systems attached to RHEL servers frequently
need to use filesystems designed specifically for HUGE filesystems.  EXT3 just
isn't appropriate for large multi-terabyte volumes.

Customers who can't even get "unsupported" modules for their filesystem of
choice will just go to CentOS or Suse.
Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:03:59 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
Please See https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

If you would like Red Hat to re-consider your feature request for an active release, please re-open the request via appropriate support channels and provide additional supporting details about the importance of this issue.

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