Re: Ext4 read-only warning, Handbook

From: Ceri Davies <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:04:15 UTC
On Fri, Jul 09, 2021 at 07:02:18PM +0100, Helder Novais wrote:
> The handbook reveals that FreeBSD has limited support to EXT journalling 
> and encryption, however, it doesn't explain how limited the support is.
> I mounted an ext4 partition that was meant to be shared with linux (yes, 
> with journalling, my bad) and the files edited in were corrupted. I had 
> to run fsck on it and fix the errors, with potential loss of data.
> Only after that did I read:
> "
> NOTE: If you are trying to mount Ext4 partitions, and we don't yet 
> support writing on your particular release, remember to specifically 
> mount the filesystem *read-only*.
> "
> As a warning to new users, could you please add this line to the 
> Handbook? This note is VERY important and shouldn't be left out.

Thanks for this - I've submitted and
some version of it will get committed soon.