nullfs in 4.10

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Mon Jun 21 21:25:29 GMT 2004

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Eirik Oeverby wrote:

> Hi,
> Since upgrading to 4.10-ish (cvsup), nullfs (mount_null) causes my jailing 
> host to panic and reboot very frequently. I've been using nullfs for about a 
> year now, up until and including 4.9 and beyond, and I have never had 
> problems with it. It has been heavily used, among other things to mount the 
> host ports tree into all jails (10+), etc.
> Anyone got any idea what's happening? Someone mentioned on -CURRENT that 
> nullfs has been the victim of some pretty hefty bitrot lately, so perhaps 
> that's the reason? In any case - in its current form it does not belong 
> anywhere near a -STABLE release.

nullfs never has been particularly stable, as the man page indicates ... I 
drop'd using it awhile ago, in favor of using nfs, because of teh problems 
taht I was gettin g..

that said, if its a consistent panic/reboot, can you get a core dump from 

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