newfs and mount vs. half-baked disks

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at
Wed Nov 12 22:43:09 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 09:56:14AM +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>It might not be a bad idea to store the relevant magics in a
>/etc/ufs.conf file, but there are some details about device vs.
>media/filesystem identification in particular in context of dynanic
>devices to that must be worked out.

How do you handle the situation when the master superblock on / is
hosed and you need to find the filesystem parameters (in
/etc/ufs.conf) before you can access /?

If the BSD-style disklabels are going away, at least the root
parameters need to be in the boot blocks or somewhere similar.


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