FC3 SMP builds do NOT contain ext3 drivers in the build!!!!

Robin Bowes robin-gmane at robinbowes.com
Thu Dec 2 19:15:19 UTC 2004

Ed Wilts wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 06:48:00PM +0000, Robin Bowes wrote:
>>I can confirm the same problem.
>>kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.667 (stock FC3) and kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.681_FC3 
>>(latest update) won't boot on my SMP system with root on /dev/md0.
> That's not the same problem.  Your issue is trying to boot off of a
> software raid volume and that's not the same as a plain old ext3 volume
> at all.
> Remember that ext3 volumes will mount as ext2.  You just won't have the
> journal.  And yes, I have tested this.

OK, let me re-phrase that.

I've got the same symptoms.

My smp kernels won't boot; my single processor kernel will.

I was running FC2 with the smp kernel booting off /dev/md0 fine.

FC3 with the single-processor kernel boots off /dev/md0 fine.

Any suggestions as to what could be the problem?


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