On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 13:46, Riley Williams wrote:
> Hi Andy, Christophe.
> >>> I had an unrelated delay in posting this due to some strange
> >>> behavior of late with LILO and my ext3-mounted /boot partition
> >>> (/sbin/lilo would say that it updated, but a subsequent reboot
> >>> would not include my new kernel)
> >> So I'm not the only one having this problem... I think I first
> >> saw this with 2.5.68 but I'm not sure.
> > Well, that makes two of us for sure.
> >> My boot partition is a small ext3 partition on a lvm2 volume
> >> accessed over device-mapper (I've written a lilo patch for
> >> that, but the patch is working and) but I don't think that has
> >> something to do with the problem.
> >> When syncing, unmounting and waiting some time after running
> >> lilo, the changes sometimes seem correctly written to disk, I
> >> don't know when exactly.
> > My /boot is an ext3 partition on an IDE disk. My symptoms and
> > your symptoms match -- wait awhile, and it works okay. If you
> > don't wait "long enough" the changes made in /etc/lilo.conf are
> > not reflected in the after running /sbin/lilo and rebooting
> > normally.
> One suggestion: ext3 is a journalled version of ext2, so if you can
> boot with whatever is needed to specify that the boot partition is
> to be mounted as ext2 rather than ext3, you can isolate the journal
> system: If the problem's still there in ext2 then the journal is
> not involved, but if the problem vanishes there, it's something to
> do with the journal.
Changing the "ext3" to "ext2" in /etc/fstab and rebooting did not change
the behavior (ie, edit /etc/lilo.conf, run /sbin/lilo, reboot cleanly,
changes not there). I did see the warning about mounting an ext3
filesystem as ext2, however.
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