I have the following problem:
when I link an executable file on one ext2fs partition to another
ext2fs partition which was formatted with a different bytes-per-inode
ratio, I get the message "can't execute binary" when I try to execute
it. Non-binaries are not affected whatsoever.
What I did was exactly this:
(I have a 486 with on-board NCR53c810 scsi controller and a Quantum
Maverick 540MB scsi disk and Linux 1.2.8 and 1.2.13, respectively)
I had formatted /dev/sda5 with 2048 bpi and /dev/sda6 with 4096 bpi.
Then I did
'ln -s /susi/bin/this_binary /usr/local/bin/that_binary'
and just couldn't execute that_binary, although this_binary worked
perfectly fine. I tried some other combinations of formats and ended
up with the conclusion that it's the difference of bytes-per-inode
which is to blame.
Is it a bug or a feature? Please explain.
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