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SubjectPreserving a rev 0.0 ext2 filesystem
Hi Ted,

I'm still regularly using a Linux rev 0.0 ext2 filesystem as a ramdisk
on m68k, containing mid-90's binaries, from right after the a.out-to-ELF
transition, so I notice if someone breaks old syscall support.

Recently I wanted to change /dev/console on that ramdisk from a symlink
to chardev 5 0. Unfortunately I cannot mount it, without it being
upgraded automatically to a rev 1.0 ext2 filesystem. Apparently the
kernel has been doing that upgrade for ages.

Do you have a suggestion how to make that change, while preserving the
ext2 revision?




Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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