[klibc] should ext3 be detected first?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu May 18 10:10:49 PDT 2006

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> I must profane ignorance of complicated filesystem stuff, so feel free
> to call me out here.  Booting a root ext3 drive produces the following
> message at boot:
> kinit: trying to mount /dev/root on /root with type ext2
> EXT2-fs warning (device hda3): ext2_fill_super: warning: mounting ext3
> filesystem as ext2
> When remounted rw by init, everything looks fine:
> $ mount | grep hda3
> /dev/hda3 on / type ext3 (rw)
> However, I am unsure if the klibc warning has the potential to cause
> any problems.  Using rootfstype=ext3 gets rid of this error, but it'd
> still be nice to properly shut this message up on an automatic boot
> (no rootfstype).

Yeah, that should be done that way.


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