[arch-general] Kernel ext2 driver

Peter Feuerer peter.feuerer at linuX-gamers.net
Sat Mar 1 21:15:30 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 02:51 +0100, Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 22:42 +0100, Peter Feuerer wrote:
> > Anyway, my question was not about finding a way to replace the initrd.
> > I
> > asked if it would be possible to add ext2 into the standard kernel's
> > config of archlinux again. Through many ppl use ext2 anyway, e.g. for
> > their /boot partition. And the driver is not that big (the module is
> > 74k). I do understand, you don't want to have every little driver in
> > the
> > kernel, but come on, ext2 is a very common filesystem...
> Ext2 is a dead filesystem and has been replaced by ext3. We don't have
> use for any filesystem in our kernel, as our kernel doesn't need any
> filesystem driver to boot.
> Adding ext2 as static configuration option will bring up the next
> question: "I don't want to use initcpio, I want to have <insert random
> filesystem> built in the kernel".

kay, thanks.

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