On Wednesday 01 June 2005 10:58, Dan Hollis <goemon(a)anime.net> wrote:
> If you hit bugs in JFS/XFS/Reiserfs, you're pretty much
> to get Red Hat folks jumping on those bugs. There's just not enough
> manpower to attack everything (especially with some of those filesystems
> being very complicated internally), and hence we narrow the scope of bugs
> by limiting the filesystems we class as 'supported'.
One thing that Dave didn't mention is that our lack of ability to fix bugs in
ReiserFS does not mean it's a waste of time to test such things.
Hans now has his people working on fixing this bug, and if nothing else it is
now a known issue so other people can avoid wasting time on it.
Actually the problem here is that these bugs appear to be regressions
the fedora _installer_ (which is why they were filed against anaconda).
That is, they are not related to kernel bugs (you cannot even install
reiserfs with selinux *disabled*). But they are summarily closed WONTFIX
which I find troubling.
I have just installed a machine with ReiserFS as the root file system. I
booted the installer with "selinux=0 reiserfs" and did a minimal install.
Things worked fine, the machine booted, and I've logged in as root.
Please tell me exactly how you caused the installer to break.
Something is busted in the installer, a regression from FC3. Silent
failures, install corruption, etc. It might indicate more serious general
problems lurking about in the installer. But it gets closed WONTFIX
without even a second thought.
The corruption is file system corruption. It is a bug in ReiserFS.
Worse yet I ran into an x86_64 bug yesterday where the kernel would
on the installer if you had unclean xfs partitions in your system (even
if you were only installing ext3). Why bother reporting when these things
get instantly closed WONTFIX because they have "xfs" in them?
File a bug report. Anything that prevents an ext3 install should be
considered to be a serious bug. Regardless of whatever happened to be on
your hard disk before you started the install you should be able to complete
a regular install.
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