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Bug 109727 - list of filesystems supported by genkernel is not full
Summary: list of filesystems supported by genkernel is not full
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Handbook (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Docs Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-18 11:56 UTC by Morten Skyt
Modified: 2005-10-21 13:25 UTC (History)
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Description Morten Skyt 2005-10-18 11:56:49 UTC
Hey, I have a little comment to the handbook: It states that if one doesn't use 
ext2 or ext3 when using genkernel, the filesystem you use should be activated 
manually by using menuconfig, but when I ran genkernel with menuconfig all, my 
filesystem (reiserfs) was already selected.

Am I wrong or should the list of which filesystems supported per default not 
also include reiserfs?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to 
and read the second paragraph after code listing 19
Actual Results:  
I found out I did not need to use menuconfig all, which was a bit confusing as I 
was told I had to use menuconfig all.

Expected Results:  
:-) but instead :-?
Comment 1 Shyam Mani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-18 12:05:23 UTC
00:30:34 <@fox2mike> bitnissen: cd /usr/share/genkernel/<your arch>
00:30:40 < bitnissen> ok
00:31:53 <@fox2mike> bitnissen: grep -i "reiser" kernel-config-2.6
00:32:24 < bitnissen> uhh, hm, lemme see, gotta write it over :-/
00:32:33 < bitnissen> CONFIG_REISERFS_FS=y
00:32:44 < bitnissen> CONFIG_REISERFS_FS_XATTR=y

Seems genkernel now has reiserfs support be default. So we need to update the
list :)
Comment 2 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-21 13:25:30 UTC
We do say "might"... better to double check any way, we don't control what file
systems are active by default by genkernel.