Bug 496698 - No reiserfs kernel-modules with kernel
No reiserfs kernel-modules with kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: reiserfs-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Itamar Reis Peixoto
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-20 14:58 EDT by Thomas Schweikle
Modified: 2009-04-20 18:11 EDT (History)
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Description Thomas Schweikle 2009-04-20 14:58:02 EDT
Description of problem:
Kernel does not have reiserfs modules somewhere.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 10 from DVD, have some partition formated with reiserfs
2. mount it.
3. Upgrade to the new kernel
4. Watch the system not mount the reiserfs formatted partitions
Actual results:
Partitions formatted with reiserfs are not mounted

Expected results:
Partitions formatted with reiserfs mounted

Additional info:
Kernels before had reiserfs enabled
Comment 1 Itamar Reis Peixoto 2009-04-20 15:31:38 EDT
Can you check if your kernel have or not reiserfs with the flowing command ?

grep REISER /boot/config-*

have you installed reiserfs-utils ?

reiserfs module is loaded ?

modprobe reiserfs ?
Comment 2 Thomas Schweikle 2009-04-20 15:40:17 EDT
I was totaly on the wrong way ...

The filesystem on these partitions is not reiserfs (even if marked as being in
fstab), but ext3. Looks a lot like mount reading fstab for a given partition
and taking what is given as filesystem there (even if I give it device and mountpoint, but no filesystem type):

"mount /dev/vg00/lv00 /mnt" fails with reiserfs superblock not found
"mount -t ext3 /dev/vg00/lv00 /mnt" doesn't fail!

Maybe mount does something wrong?
Comment 3 Itamar Reis Peixoto 2009-04-20 15:46:40 EDT
sounds like ext3, have you take a look in /etc/fstab ?
Comment 4 Thomas Schweikle 2009-04-20 16:42:22 EDT
As I wrote: fstab gives reiserfs, but it is ext3. I could confirm:

/dev/sda3   /tmp    reiserfs  defaults  0 0

mount /dev/sda3 /mnt  --> fails: could not find reiserfs superblock
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /mnt --> mounts OK.

this is only with this mount. Maybe it takes what is given in fstab, ignoring what is found inside the partition. I'll take a look at the source then I'll find (or maybe not ...).
Comment 5 Itamar Reis Peixoto 2009-04-20 16:51:14 EDT
change your fstab to ext3, can I close this bug report ?
Comment 6 Thomas Schweikle 2009-04-20 17:37:51 EDT
Yes, just close it. Or maybe better redirect it to mount and set severity to low or medium --- I'll have a close look at what is going on with mount.

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