Bug 606038 - 'man 5 filesystems' makes no mention of ext4
'man 5 filesystems' makes no mention of ext4
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-20 01:08 EDT by Bruce Jerrick
Modified: 2010-06-24 08:31 EDT (History)
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Description Bruce Jerrick 2010-06-20 01:08:58 EDT
Description of problem:
In 'man filesystems', there is no mention at all of the ext4 filesystem
(only ext2 and ext3).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man 5 filesystems
2. Search for "ext4".

Actual results:
Search returns nothing.

Expected results:
A description of ext4.

Additional info:
There should probably be an indication that ext4 is the default for Linux
(or is that specific to RH/Fedora?).
Comment 1 Eric Sandeen 2010-06-22 16:10:09 EDT
How about this.... most of the descriptions are -very- sparse, so I don't want to write an essay for ext4 ;)

ext4 is the next generation of the ext filesystem series.  In addition to journaling, ext4 supports larger files and filesystems than ext3, and provides other modern features such as preallocation and an extent-based allocator.
Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2010-06-23 03:36:31 EDT
Thanks, the change sent to upstream.
Comment 3 Ivana Varekova 2010-06-24 08:31:33 EDT
Fixed in man-pages-3.24-7.fc14.

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