Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27610
RFE: reiserfs support during upgrade
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:27 EDT
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I use reiserfs on my testmachine, when trying to upgrade with the fisher
public beta I get an error because it's not supported, so I think a clean
install won't support reiserfs also, In my case , as I want to standardize
my machines on reiserfs , this means I can't use redhat releases anymore,
because support for reiserfs during install will be essential.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to upgrade a reiserfs system , et voila, error unknown filesystem.
Actual Results: I couldn't test fisher public beta
Expected Results: I expected to be able to evaluate fisher and expected
I'm inclined to agree, I find ReiserFS's journaling ability to be a boost to a
server platform installation. RedHat should (by now) support ReiserFS.
I can verify that a precreated partition scheme, with ext2 for /boot/, and
ReiserFS for /, will fail. The kernels
involved during 7.1 beta supply ReiserFS modules, so it appears that the kernel
can support this. It is,
however, impossible to specify a ReiserFS filesystem for a mount point. It would
also be reasonable
if format options for new partitions could run mkreiserfs instead of mkfs.ext2
for ReiserFS partitions. It
appears that for people without sufficient hard disk space, ReiserFS will have
to be abandoned if this
feature is not updated.
ReiserFS will be evaluated for support in future releases. We did not have time
to integrate it into the installer and test as well as we want to before trying
ing to support it.
*** Bug 30116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 15670 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We've deployed reiserfs on a couple of production boxes now without any problems
and a native redhat upgrade/install disk would make life a lot easier.
upgrades should be working in our anaconda CVS, needs testing.