From: Paul Kreiner (deacon_at_thedeacon.org)
Date: Wed 06 Mar 2002 - 00:25:35 GMT
John Lyons said:
>>From memory the last time I built kernels for the servers I didn't
> any fs/Ext3 settings but now I've discovered that the new kernels that
> have been built haven't got ext3 support.
> I've recompiled selecting Ext3 support from the fs menu (4 times now!)
> but on each occasion the servers have restarted without ext3 support.
> Is this something that I've missed or what? :-( Help please !
I assume you're building ext3 into the kernel directly (not a module)? If
it's a module, be sure to insmod it first, of course.
Try "cat /proc/filesystems" and see if ext3 is in the list. If it is,
then your kernel supports ext3, so that's not the problem.
Also, if you don't force '-t ext3' on the mount, it may be mounted as
ext2. I've seen this happen if the filesystem was last unmounted as an
If you *still* can't get ext3 working at that point, and ext3 doesn't show
up in /proc/filesystems, then something else is going on that needs a
deeper look. Perhaps sending a snippet of your kernel .config just before
you compile would help.
Hope this helps,