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Re: Lingua franca file system Linux-NetBSD-FreeBSD?
> > e2fsprogs? Required in Linux, available in pkgsrc and also FreeBSD ports.
> > ext3 is ext2 + journaling.
> And some other features not supported by NetBSD at this time.
> NetBSD will refuse to mount a ext filesystem with unknown, incompatible
> features (and this is the right thing to do).
> > So if NetBSD could read ext2, it ought to be able to read ext3. Maybe
> > writing to ext3 file system from NetBSD could cause the journal to go out
> > of sync?
> Of course the journal will contain bogus data after that.
> Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
Seems that a Linux ext2fs is a dubious proposition for read-write access
to/from NetBSD and FreeBSD, though in limited cases even ext3fs might be OK
from NetBSD and FreeBSD read-only.
I noticed NetBSD current source tree included an upgrade in ext2fs support
allowing inode of 256 bytes. I've even thought of installing NetBSD-current on
a USB stick just to see how it would fare with ext2fs, while not disrupting my
NetBSD 5.1_RC3 installation. But I guess this upgrade would not include any
ext3fs journaling features. I don't really want to keep updating
NetBSD-current every few days.
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