[CentOS] newbie kernel question (fwd)

Sun Apr 2 22:08:15 UTC 2006
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>

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On Sun, Apr 02, 2006 at 11:53:35PM +0200, Maciej Żenczykowski wrote:
> >ps.  You still didn't answer my question about how not
> >compiling ext2 into the kernel brakes everything.
> >Don't worry, it was a rhethorical question.
> It's not rhetorical - it might not break it, it might break it... The point 
> is: it's not tested by RH, it's not tested by CentOS, it probably (okay 
> 99.99% here) works in a vanilla kernel - but does it work after all of RH's 
> patches have been applied?  It probably does, _BUT_ do we guarantee it?  
> NO.  It just might break, and if it does _YOU_ get to keep the pieces and 
> don't say we didn't warn you (and the breakage may very well be silent and 
> result in a corrupted disk (etc.) three months from now).  Sure, ext2 seems 
> like something that shouldn't break, but one would think the same of many 
> other options - some of which DO break, and perhaps even silently at that 
> (or at least silently until your system crashes and you lose your data).

Or perhaps causes a breakage in a different part of the code, a part
that is, from the user perspective, completely unrelated to ext2.


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