New newfs vs. half-baked disks patch

Bruce Evans bde at
Tue Nov 11 16:10:37 PST 2003

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Wes Peters wrote:

> I re-did the patch using a differing magic number, as suggested.  This
> approach works quite nicely.  The patch is smaller and does more with
> no kernel mods.

Thanks for listening to me :-).

> This patch includes a change to fsck so it will recognize an incomplete
> newfs filesystem, exiting with a unique status (11) and issuing the
> message "This volume is incomplete, run newfs again."

No comma splices please.

> The patch to newfs includes the -E flag to generate error conditions;
> these changes will be committed separately.  Barring lack of
> objections, I'd like to commit this tomorrow.

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