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Re: 1.6.4, 1.6.5: Filesystem has incompatible feature enabled

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: 1.6.4, 1.6.5: Filesystem has incompatible feature enabled
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 14:37:55 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 11:50:33AM -0700, Greg Roelofs wrote:
>         Shaul:  dir_index filetype sparse_super
>         Chris:  dir_index filetype needs_recovery sparse_super
>         me:     has_journal dir_index filetype sparse_super

dir_index is the problem.

> Why is parted not able to specify the incompatible feature?

Parted could tell you a number, but isn't psychic and can't predict
the names of future features.

> "dir_index", "filetype", and "sparse_super"
> all seem relatively innocuous, and certainly in the case of moving or
> copying a partition, I'd naively expect that parted could figure out how
> to create an identically sized target partition and then do a byte-for-
> byte copy into it.  Is there something really subtle that I'm missing
> here?  I understand that resizing is more complex, but copying doesn't
> seem like a big deal--even dd can do that (according to something I
> read, anyway).

Copying involves a resize if the target is a different size.

> Of course, the whole point of moving/copying minor 5 into space formerly
> occupied by minor 1 was to prepare to resize it (ideally keeping the "5"
> label), so it looks like I'm out of luck anyway... ;-/

Yeah :/

Or you could send a patch... I'm way too busy to add dir_index support
right now :(


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