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* add libfsprobe (see topic/fsprobe branch)
* swapon -s -- LABELs support
Although mkswap has recently been -L option to create a label nothing appears to
have been change to swapon to display said labels. (rh#430386)
* try improve compilation against others libc:
- klibc
- ???
* use rpmatch() for all Y/N questions
* mount -a -- reorder fstab entries by paths before mount (just idea only)
* mount -a (just idea only)
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 18:04:24 +0300 (MET DST)
From: Szabolcs Szakacsits <>
In the past the right record order could be figured out easily by just
checking out fstab (if one knew what to look for) but considering the
fastly increasing number of user space file systems and their usage, with
their path, library, etc dependencies, it's getting trickier and is a black
magic for most users because they simply expect drives to be mounted
independently of their order in fstab.
One typical, wrongly edited fstab example is:
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 /usr ext3 defaults 0 0
The events:
mount -> /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g ->
-> resolves to <path1>/ntfs-3g via a symlink ->
-> ntfs-3g requires at least <path2>/libfuse*
There are many potential solutions. For example installing everything on
the root file system which may be needed for successful mount. But this
is not always feasible or practical since we could end up putting almost
everything on the root file system in the end.
Another idea is an improved mount strategy:
do {
try to mount all unmounted entries
} while (not all mounted && at least one new was successfully mounted)
* rewrite ipcs to use /proc/sys/kernel rather than unreliable syscalls
(there are problems with 32bit userspace on 64bit kernel)
* minix v3
From: Matthias Koenig <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:00:01 +0200
It seems that the kernel has support for minix fs v3
(though I have not tried it, just inspected some code when
trying to find a mkfs.minix issue).
It might be worth a thought implementing v3 support
(though I am not really sure how much people us minix fs ;-)
This might require some major code cleanup in mkfs.minix.