[PATCH] fix-data-abort-from-sd-ombug799.patch

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Thu Jul 17 10:43:02 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| Andy Green wrote:
|> This stuff'll be the same on GTA02 as 01, it sounds like one partition
|> ext2 / 3 might be back on the table for SD Boot, I will give it a go
|> later.
| On that topic, a few people on IRC have reported problems with
| SD-booting because the u-boot environment specifies a "rootfstype=ext2"
| kernel parameter but the kernel they are using does not have built-in
| support for ext2 (only for ext3).
| My personal preference is to use ext3 (even if the journal writes may
| reduce the lifetime of the SD card), but if it stays as ext2 then the
| kernel defconfig-* files should be updated to have that filesystem
| built-in.

You are right, the base one has it

$ grep CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y defconfig-2.6.24

but gta01 and gta02 ones don't.  I'm going to patch EXT2 and EXT3 in and
I hope this will therefore get used in the packages automatically
(although what happens there is just a mystery to me).  SD Card boot is
far too cool to have it disabled in distribution kernels.

- -Andy
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