cvs commit: src/sys/ufs/ffs ffs_vfsops.c

Tom Rhodes trhodes at
Sat Apr 22 12:51:48 UTC 2006

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 13:45:35 +0100 (BST)
Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Tom Rhodes wrote:
> > Which is why I suggested that, similar to Linux, we make everything an 
> > option instead of either Warning before you build/install the new kernel or 
> > add the addition headache of turning it on later. Thus, I'm still of the 
> > opinion that one does not blindly add a newfs option during the install 
> > without understanding what's going on.
> The problem you're diagnosing is booting a kernel that doesn't support 
> features requested by the administrator.  When this happens, there are really 
> only two things you can do:
> (1) Generate warnings and continue.
> (2) Generate warnings and stop.
> We opt for (1) because it makes recovery easier.  Deleting the warnings helps 
> neither case.  Booting an SELinux system without an SELinux kernel will fail 
> in many spectacular ways, but I'm not sure if they generate a warning 
> equivilent to the one you deleted.
> BTW, turning on the multilabel flag in sysinstall is not an option offered by 
> the installer -- by setting it using sysinstall's "additional flags" field, 
> you're specifially doing something not part of the install path.  The MAC 

Heh, exactly why I wanted to remove it.  :)

Someone would need a reason to do it this way, I was hoping
in this case that someone would have a clue.

It's reverted in any case.  ;)

Tom Rhodes

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