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From: Andries Brouwer <>
To: Pavel Machek <>
Cc: Alberto Alonso <>, Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: Ext3 mounted as ext2 but journal still in effect.
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 23:05:29 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

>> You were right, even after making the changes, it seems to be 
>> telling lies:
>> # mount
>> /dev/hda2 on / type ext2 (rw,usrquota)

Roughly speaking:
/etc/mtab shows you what you said to mount.
/proc/mounts shows what the current kernel state is.
These may differ greatly.

For all filesystems mounted by you using mount(8), a line is added
to /etc/mtab, where the contents of that line is related to the
given mount command, but not to what the kernel did.

For the root filesystem, mount(8) writes an initial line in /etc/mtab
taken from /etc/fstab. Again the information is from you, not from the kernel.

>> # dmesg | grep 'Kernel command'
>> Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda2 rootfstype=ext2
> ...
>> /dev/root / ext3 rw 0 0

It would be a bad bug if the kernel mounted its root filesystem
with a type different from the type given in "rootfstype=".
But I see you use an initrd, and there can be all kinds of commands there.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-18 22:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-12  5:08 Alberto Alonso
2007-01-12  5:25 ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-12  6:57   ` Alberto Alonso
2007-01-12 14:41     ` Pavel Machek
2007-01-15 15:26       ` Phillip Susi
2007-01-18 22:05       ` Andries Brouwer [this message]
2007-01-19  3:23         ` Alberto Alonso

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