ext4 with 11.1 alpha 2

I read in the planed feature for OpenSuSE 11.1 that ext4 will be enable… Is it will be already enable for the alpha 2 release of 11.1 which is publish tomorrow?

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:06:03 GMT
SnirD <SnirD@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> I read in the planed feature for OpenSuSE 11.1 that ext4 will be
> enable… Is it will be already enable for the alpha 2 release of 11.1
> which is publish tomorrow?
>
>

I don’t believe it will be ‘mainstream’ in the Alpha 2 release tomorrow. It
looks like it might be available through a kernel module you can enable, but
not directly available.

Hope this helps

Loni


L R Nix
lornix@lornix.com
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Actually there is no reason that ext4 would not be enable… the e2fsprogs version in 11.1a2 would be 1.41.0 which is the first release the fully support ext4 and the kernel version is too support ext4…
Although, if the ext4 would not yet be enable in the alpha 2 release, would it be enable in the future development releases of OpenSuSE 11.1?

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:46:03 GMT
SnirD <SnirD@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

> Actually there is no reason that ext4 would not be enable…

Well, maybe the fact that they (the developers) haven’t finished integrating
it into the openSUSE 11.0 system yet?

> the e2fsprogs version in 11.1a2 would be 1.41.0 which is the first release
> the fully support ext4 and the kernel version is too support ext4…

Yup… Agreed. Everything will be in place to support it.

Doesn’t mean it will be enabled for the uneducated masses to try and play
with immediately though. Might be 11.2 before it’s ‘mainstream’.

> Although, if the ext4 would not yet be enable in the alpha 2 release,
> would it be enable in the future development releases of OpenSuSE 11.1?

No idea… One might think so… That’s a logical progression.

Reading the release notes, the roadmap and the developer blogs might help you
in this area… But then again, they might just decide en masse that ext4 is
not worthy and chunk it. You never know!

You have several options:

  1. Email the developers, interrupt their work and bother them about this.

  2. Wait ONE MORE DAY and download the Alpha 2 release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  3. Wait 29 MORE DAYS and download the Beta 1 release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  4. Wait 43 MORE DAYS and download the Beta 2 release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  5. Wait 57 MORE DAYS and download the Beta 3 release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  6. Wait 71 MORE DAYS and download the Beta 4 release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  7. Wait 85 MORE DAYS and download the RC1 release and SEE if it supports EXT4
    out-of-the-box.

  8. Wait 99 MORE DAYS and download the RC2 release and SEE if it supports EXT4
    out-of-the-box.

  9. Wait 113 MORE DAYS and download the GM final release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  10. Wait 127 MORE DAYS and download the public release and SEE if it supports
    EXT4 out-of-the-box.

  11. Compile, install and work out the bugs yourself.

Yes, I imagine OpenSUSE will support EXT4 out-of-the-box some day. Today, it
doesn’t. If you want to use it, you will have to do some work and expend some
effort to set it up. The developers aren’t done testing yet.

Please note that all of the dates implied by options 2 through 10 are
“proposed” release dates and may change based on factors unknown at this
time. Product may not ever be released if the Earth is destroyed to build an
intergalactic highway. Remember your Towel.

Hope this helps,

Loni


L R Nix
lornix@lornix.com