[ale] Kernel comparison: Web serving on 2.4 and 2.6

Christopher Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Sat Feb 14 13:41:00 EST 2004

Here is how I create the fs

dd if=/dev/zero of=fs.img bs=1024k count=32
losetup /dev/loop1 ./fs.img
mke2fs -m0 -i 1024 /dev/loop1
mount /dev/loop1 ./fs
cp -dpvR ../template/* ./fs
umount ./fs
losetup -d /dev/loop1
gzip -9 fs.img

On Sat, 2004-02-14 at 12:55, Stephan Uphoff wrote:
> Chris Fowler wrote:
> > I've experienced something weird on 2.6.
> > 
> > We use a loopback device to create a filesystem for our embedded
> > software.  When I'm on 2.4 the image is created fine with ample free
> > space on the ext2 fs.  When I use 2.6 as the script is doing cp -dpvR
> > ../template/* root/  it seems to run out of space on the image.  The cp
> > command can never finished.  This problem has killed my plans on moving
> > to 2.6 anytime soon.
> Are you using the same userland tools on 2.4 and 2.6 ?
> Are you creating the loopback device on the same filesystem?
> Take a look at the different filesystem layouts created by running
> newfs on 2.4 and 2.6.
> You probably have to specify some sane parameters for newfs if the
> defaults no longer work for you.
> 	Stephan

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