Upgrade to 5.3
kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Nov 11 23:39:12 GMT 2004
On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 03:36:15PM -0800, Doug Hardie wrote:
> I am doing some testing of 5.3 in preperation to converting a number of
> production boxes from 4.6. A couple questions I have not been able to
> find answers for:
> One of my systems has a very large IDE drive that is used to hold some
> long term very large files that are rarely created but occasionally
> referenced. The system disks are all SCSI. When I convert that system
> will the IDE drive (UFS format obviously) be mountable on 5.3? Or do I
> need to reformat it also? I don't have any easy way to preserve those
> files because of their size.
You don't need to reformat; 5.3 reads UFS filesystems (and this is
unlikely to ever change).
> The port pstack doesn't work on the basic 5.3 install. It expects
> /proc to be there. I can mount /proc and then pstack works just fine.
> My guess is that proc was removed for a reason.
procfs is historically very insecure against malicious local users.
If you don't care, you can just continue to mount procfs.
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