r7639 - trunk/BOOK/chapter02

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Wed May 31 08:56:17 PDT 2006

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> archaic at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>> Log:
>> Specify the filesystem type when mounting.
> Why was this done? A kernel should be able to auto-detect the partition 
> type when you mount it.

It isn't. Testcase: ext3 as module (but not loaded), ext2 in kernel. The 
partition ends up mounted as ext2.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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