cvs commit: src/sys/cam/scsi scsi_cd.c src/sys/dev/ata atapi-cd.c atapi-cd.h src/sys/isa fd.c

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Sep 11 20:07:02 PDT 2003

In message <20030912013930.GB691 at>, Thomas Moestl writes:
>On Fri, 2003/09/12 at 02:10:13 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <20030911235214.GA691 at>, Thomas Moestl writes:
>> >The cloning handlers in the CD-ROM drivers used to be required to
>> >mount root from CD-ROM, which is e.g. required for the bootable
>> >sparc64 distribution disks. Have things changed so that they are no
>> >longer needed while I wasn't watching, or does this change break that
>> >case?
>> Wouldn't that just be a matter of fixing the '/' line in /etc/fstab ?
>I don't think so. The cloning handler is used exclusively to determine
>rootdev, so devices which do not use disk_create() and thus do not get

s/disk_create/disk_create or make_dev/

Which means that they are all covered.

>that for free need to implement their own handler, or they will be
>ignored. The made-up 'a' and 'c' partitions which also happen to be
>cloned (or in the cd(4) case are the only ones that are cloned, which
>probably needs to be fixed) are a separate issue.

It is only the 'a' and 'c' clones which have been disabled.

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