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Huawei Ascend Mate

I'm trying to maintain a list of all the tips & tricks I was forced to go through.

EXT4 mount invalid argument

Q: I partitioned a sdcard using (1) FAT32 and (2) EXT4 and it fails to mount with

mount ... failed: Invalid argument

A: First of all, check the logs in cat /proc/kmsg, you may notice something like

Filesystem with huge files cannot be mounted read-write without CONFIG_LBDAF

If that is the case, then run

tune2fs -O ^huge_file /dev/yourdevice

Reason: The kernel delivered with the Huawei Ascend Mate on OTA update B112 does not seem to have CONFIG_LBDAF - which does make sense on small devices anyway.