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Old 02-19-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Problems with reiserfs, 2.6.15 & 2.4.18 kernel and /var directory

Hello everybody.

Due to a mistake of mine, i've reinstalled all my system last night, and upgraded to unstable with the last kernel for my architecture downloaded with apt (package linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7).

But I've got a....strange problem. I've put /var on a separate partition (my /etc/fstab is coming) on /dev/hdb3, but, this /var is a little strange.

While booting with the installation kernel (2.4.18, no initrd), it correctly mounts under /var, and it's populate with the lib/, log/, data/, of a normal system (and i'm posting with this kernel).

But when i'm trying the 2.6.15 kernel, the /var partition mounts correctly, but it's empty. The partition is mounted (and I manually mount/umount it, to be sure), but whatever i can do on it, when i'm go back to 2.4.18, the /var partition is in the same state than the last boot under 2.4.18.

Here's my /etc/fstab entry for this partition:
/dev/hdb3 /var reiserfs defaults 0 2

Thanks for your help, I'm getting crazy
Old 02-20-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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is the size of the file system the same on both kernels?

what did you include in your initrc?
Old 02-20-2006, 10:19 AM   #3
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So... I'm trying to have it working, on another way et i displace my /var on the root partition.

But, the problem is the same. But, not only located in /var. /etc/mtab can't be write, a lot of file can't be open... but they are all owned by root, I give them world access, but the problem is the same...

The "funniest" thing, is that, as root, I can't remove some files, not opened by a proc (lsof is my friend).

The initrd is the one provided with the debian image binary. I'm currently comiling a new kernel, with the same config, just to see if it's could come from here....


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