cvs commit: src/sys/sys mdioctl.h src/sys/dev/md md.c src/sbin/mdconfig mdconfig.8 mdconfig.c

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Mar 10 13:44:53 PST 2004

In message <200403102138.i2ALcuYj073417 at>, "Brian F. Feldman"

>Please inform me what makes mdconfig(8) dangerous when operating on a vnode.
>If the only thing that can be said is "-o async may cause deadlocks," then 
>this is not "marginal extra protection" against a mode of operation that 
>should, except for use of this option, cause no instability.  Do you 
>believe that the average hacker will think "o async, that actually sounds
>dangerous... maybe I should look it up first?"

I think you are blowing things out of proportion, yes.

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