Qi and ext4
andy at openmoko.com
Mon Feb 23 01:59:56 CET 2009
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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| On Monday 23 February 2009 00:15:36 you wrote:
|> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
|> ext4 is becoming "real" now so support would be good, let us know what
|> you find.
| If you want to use ext4 in "compatible" mode - than yes ext2 parser is
| If you want to use extents -
| (which was main reason I changed from ext3) you're loosing ext2/3
| compatibility. So new parser will be required.
I guess the incompatibility is actually really simple, like different
structure size to allow for the reservation action. But it sounds like
a PITA to figure out what changed from cold. The ext2 parsing code is
actually very simple in Qi / U-Boot, it's read-only for example.
|> A better way to come at that is use the noboot-GTA02 thing
|> on your normal partition to force it skipped by Qi. Then it will create
|> the correct root= on the second one automatically.
| It will if Qi can read second partition (currently it can't).
Right, I get your point now.
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