Rod Roark rod at
Tue Mar 26 03:11:45 PST 2002

Hi Gerard,

My understanding is that mounting with -notail disables a feature 
of reiser that otherwise allows parts of files to be stored in
unused parts of blocks at the end of other files, and that if the 
kernel image is stored that way, it can confuse LILO.

So presumably what matters is for -notail to be in effect at the
time the kernel image is copied to its final destination.

If you haven't had a problem, well maybe LILO has been changed
and there's nothing to worry about.  I just try to rtfm and do 
what it says.  :-)

-- Rod

On Monday 25 March 2002 10:37 pm, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 04:40:33PM -0800, Rod Roark wrote:
> > Yeah Reiser is great, especially with recent kernels.  The
> > filesystem holding your kernel image needs to made with the
> > -notail option (if it's reiserfs), and -notail is less
> > space-efficient, so you may want a small, separate /boot
> > filesystem.
> I wouldn't call it a requirement. I never mount with -notail and thus far
> it hasn't bitten me back yet.
> Or I'm just lucky and it's just a time bomb waitin to go of? I'll read that
> FAQ and see if I should turn off the time bomb.
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