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Support for Multiple File Systems - Pass 1

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Permit formatting array devices with these file systems:

  • Reiserfs (default)
  • btrfs (as single device only)
  • xfs


Current unRAID OS performs two tests on each device:

1. Does an "unraid-created" MBR/GPT exist?

2. Is the file system 'reiserfs' (more accurately: does 'mount -t reiserfs' succeed)?


This change does not effect 1, but in essence lets you specify the '-t' argument for mount to be one of above.  It also lets you specify which file system with which to format the device if device does not mount.


Note: this feature may or may not recognize devices formatted with say, XFS, in another linux file system.  This is because the MBR may not pass test #1 above.


"Support for Multiple File Systems - Pass 2" will add ability to recognize any MBR/GPT layout and support more file system types: NTFS, HSF+, and ext2/3/4.

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