On Thu, 2005-12-22 at 21:18 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 03:31:03PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-22 at 14:47 +0100, gsc.news(a)online.de wrote:
> > >If I recall, there was a change in the ext2 utilities from FC3 to FC4
> > >which fsils with earlier distro created partitions.
> > >
> > >I believe you need to disable filechecking with the entries in your
> > >fstab file. That is, change the last two digits in your older distros
> > >to zero.
> > >Alternatively, you could mount the other OS partitions whenever you need
> > >to access the files on the common partitions..
> > >
> > >Are you talking about a common /home partition?
> > Yes, and therefore, I can't use my privous installations anymore.
> that sounds nasty; maybe fedora should turn off MLS for now until
> there's a better compatibility?
The latest FC4 update kernel can read MLS labelled filesystems without problem.
I've not checked FC3, that one might be a little more tricky, as the compat code
requires changes that have happened post 2.6.12 (where FC3 is currently sat).
Given the effort required to make that work, the limited time remaining in the
FC3 lifetime, and the low general appeal of such a feature, it probably won't
given that even RHEL4 can't get compatibility code.. why go through this
pain in the first place? Is MLS a compelling enough feature for fedora
to go through this pain? Is it even used for something or by someone in
the first place?