When I upgraded my system to 2010, I also put in a new harddrive, left my old one there (with KDE3.5 and WinXP) installed 2010 to the new drive, and formatted it ext4.
In my exploration of the repos I discovered partitionmanager, and gparted, and installed them. Both of them tell me my new drive is EMPTY, I am using it and writing from programs on it now. My first drive shows up correctly, but it is also partitioned ext3. I also have a utilities disk called Parted Magic that I downloaded and burned a few months back, It also uses gparted. It tells me the same thing. From within PCLOS2010, the new harddrive partitions appear to be just fine.
My suspicion is this: I guessing that partitionmanager and gparted, and their libraries, do not support ext4.
No problems yet, but I sure like to have a lot of ways to cure any problems. If partitionmanager and gparted can't support ext4, I don't think they should be in the repositories.