docs/122053: updaze on vinum(4) reference to newfs(8)

Fico federicogalvezdurand at
Mon Mar 24 16:10:03 UTC 2008

>Number:         122053
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       updaze on vinum(4) reference to newfs(8)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 24 16:10:02 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Fico
>Release:        release 7.0
FreeBSD jwww.local 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Fri Feb 29 17:08:36 CET 2008     root at trinity.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/TRINITY  i386
MAKING FILE SYSTEM sub-section on vinum(4) need update on how to use newfs(8).


Patch attached with submission follows:

--- man.orig/man4/vinum.4	2006-06-11 21:41:07.000000000 +0200
+++ man/man4/vinum.4	2008-03-24 17:01:39.000000000 +0100
@@ -428,18 +428,20 @@
 For a physical disk partition, the
 last letter of the device name specifies the partition identifier (a to h).
-volumes need not conform to this convention, but if they do not,
-.Xr newfs 8
-will complain that it cannot determine the partition.
-To solve this problem,
-use the
-.Fl v
-flag to
-.Xr newfs 8 .
+volumes does not need to conform with this convention.
 For example, if you have a volume
 .Pa concat ,
 use the following command to create a UFS file system on it:
+.Dl "newfs /dev/gvinum/concat"
+.Ss Note: 
+On FreeBSD versions prior to 5.0 
+.Xr newfs 8 
+requires an additional 
+.Fl v
+flag and the old device naming scheme:
 .Dl "newfs -v /dev/vinum/concat"


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