Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#302 closed enhancement (fixed)

Adding EXT4 support

Reported by: Peter Clark Owned by: Bruno Cornec
Priority: lowest Milestone: 2.2.8
Component: mindi Version: 2.2.7
Severity: trivial Keywords:


To add EXT4 support to mondoarchive/mondorestore, one needs to add the modules 'ext4 jbd2 crc16' and the programs 'fsck.ext4 mkfs.ext4' to the mindi deplist.txt file.

It would be nice to have mkfs.ext4 called with the same parameters as mkfs.ext3. Currently doing a mondorestore and changing filesystem types to ext4 formats the filesystem and calls badblocks, which takes about 45 minutes to complete on my 150gb partition. Calling 'mkfs.ext4' by hand for that partition takes no longer than 5, and doesn't invoke badblocks.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Bruno Cornec

Status: newassigned

Support of ext4 has been added in rev [2087]. Will be in 2.2.8. Packages are on their way for you to test at

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Peter Clark

Tested Mindi-2.0.5-1 and found that although it does now include the ext4 modules, the ext4 executables (mkfs.ext4, et al) weren't yet automatically included on the rescue CD. Will keep an eye out for newer versions of the utilities and re-report when they're available. Thanks.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Peter Clark

Just a followup, ext4 operations using mondorescue works fine after manually adding mkfs.ext4 and fsck.ext4 to the mindi dependency list.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by Bruno Cornec

I modified my upstream deplist.txt accordingly in rev [2093] and regenerated new 2.2.8 beta under

Happy to get final feedback (if it's working ;-)

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Bruno Cornec

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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