[Buildroot] [PATCH 3/4] fs/ext2: rename to 'ext' as it can now build ext2/3/4 filesystems

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Tue Feb 19 17:54:41 UTC 2013


Arnout, All,

On Tuesday 19 February 2013 Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On 18/02/13 00:10, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > Update defconfigs and boards readmes accordingly.
> 
>   I don't really like this. I think it falls in the category "yes it 
> would make things more consistent, but it's major API breakage that may 
> make upgrading unnecessarily difficult". Peter decided to be more careful 
> with that kind of changes, and rightly so.

I'm not too fond of it either, but I'm more on the consistency line.

>   That said, I would like it if the resulting image would be called 
> rootfs.ext3 instead of rootfs.ext2. However, the patch doesn't do that, 
> and the infrastructure currently doesn't allow it. But we could redefine 
> ROOTFS_TARGET:
> 
> define ROOTFS_TARGET
> $(call ROOTFS_TARGET_INTERNAL,$(or $(2),$(1)),$(call UPPERCASE,$(1)))
> endef
> 
> and then call it with
> 
> $(call ROOTFS_TARGET,ext2,ext$(BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_EXT2_GEN))

Work for another patch, then. I'll queue.

>   It would also be useful to convert some of the boards to ext4.

I am not able to decide whether a boards boot process would allow booting
off ext4, so I won't change the defconfigs.

[--SNIP--]
>   This rename is useful, though, and it shouldn't hurt anyone. If anyone 
> is using it, it will be pretty clear what happened, and it wil draw their 
> attention to the new features of genextfs.sh.

And it would warrant a entry in the legacy section, too.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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