sysinstall creates corrupt filesystems after repartitioning

Eric Anderson anderson at
Fri Mar 2 15:10:02 UTC 2007

On 03/02/07 08:44, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 08:11:52AM -0600, Eric Anderson wrote:
>> Mounting an NFS share on top of a skimmed down /usr is very common, and 
>> very desirable.  You may mount /usr from a small read-only partition 
>> (vnode file, etc) and then mount a different partition or NFS over it if 
>> you detect the one you want.
>> I think this comes down to: if it hurts, stop doing it.  :)
>> Maybe sysinstall should warn you that you are double mounting, but I 
>> don't want it to stop letting me do it.
> Are we absolutely sure overlaying NFS + local UFS filesystems like
> this is the cause of the filesystem corruption?
> If Eric's doing it and it's working fine, I'm left wondering if
> there's maybe sysinstall isn't handling something right.

No no no - I don't think there's anything wrong with that at all, and I 
don't think the two are related.  I was merely trying to point out that 
the doubling of mounts is normal, expected, and a feature.


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