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Description of problem:
Ext3 support is provided in the 2.4.7-10 kernel, but is NOT supported in
the standard linux 2.4.x kernel tree!!!!!!!! This is dumb!
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Steps to Reproduce:
If one migrates to ext3, then tried to upgrade the kernel, guess what?
Standard "vanilla" kernels (the latest being 2.4.13) do not support ext3
filesystems. And, in the shipped kernel, it is marked as EXPERIMENTAL!!!
Why the hell would RedHat ship a distro fully touting an experimental, non
supported file system. This must be removed immediately until suport for
ext3 is in the stanard kernel.
The ext3 file system has been through large amounts of stress testing in the Red
Hat release kernels. These are stress tests the vanilla kernel even without ext3
simply crashes and burns under.
All technology we use and incorporate is extensively verified by both the
engineering and QA team. We feel confident in our QA engineering.
The ext3 file system should be in Linus tree for 2.4.14/15. It was delayed by
the fact that Linus and Andrea chose to rewrite the virtual memory subsystem for
the mainstream kernel Mainstream kernel schedules are beyond our control and
this means we may often ship device drivers or other fixes before Linus merges