On Monday, January 19 2009, Chris Lumens said:
> > Two patches so that we can switch to using ext4 as the default fs, at least
> > for now. The first is a fix for live installs so that ext4 is acceptable
> > for them and also cleaning up an error message I added after string freeze
> > last time.
> > The second is the actual guts of switching -- doing it there rather than
> > deeper so that we don't switch /boot.
> > Tested with a live install and was going fine before my kvm guest locked
> > up, but that's an unrelated problem
> There are a couple other places in anaconda where we have lists of
> ext3/ext2. I wonder if it's worth adding ext4 to those places as well.
> For instance, look at validateFsTypes in partedUtils.py:
> Or DiskSet.exceptionDisks:
> Does ext4 just silently end up looking like ext3 in these places?
> Otherwise, this set looks fine to me. However I am a bit concerned
> about any future plans we may have in moving to btrfs by default. That
> could be a ways off, but do we want to move for a release or two only to
> move to a new filesystem again so soon?
The kernel people (*cough*sandeen*cough*) do and he convinced FESCo to
make it a Fedora 11 feature even with that possibility looming in the
future. The thought is that it's at least 2-3 releases off, so we
should go for the best we have now
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