Does mkfs perform validation ?

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at
Wed Feb 10 12:53:42 EST 2010

The description in ticket 10019 could be the result of an user doing
'mkfs.ext3' and 'mkfs.ext2' against a partition of type 'b' (FAT32).

Does 'mkfs' NOT check the filesystem type against the partition type ?


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