support for mounting md(4) based filesystem at boot [PATCHES]

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Jul 10 13:31:58 PDT 2003

In message <3F0DCB21.1060704 at>, "Daniel C. Sobral" writes:
>Andrew Kenneth Milton wrote:
>> +-------[ Poul-Henning Kamp ]----------------------
>> |
>> | I think we need somebody to reconsider how we configure our filesystems
>> | in the future, in order to avoid a confusion of config files whose
>> | interrelationship users will have no chance of figuring out.
>> | 
>> | We have CCD, GBDE, MD and in the future likely other technologies for
>> | configuring the underlying devices, we have FSCK, UFS and NFS and
>> | other filesystems to mount.
>> | 
>> | Somebody must be able to come up with some creative stuff here... ?
>> We want ....
>> Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni!
>Bah. Add a prerequisites field to fstab with all the filesystems that 
>must be mounted before that one can be mounted.

That's not enough.

I have filesystems I don't want fscked/mounted until after sshd
will accept my login for instance (I hate waiting for a fsck of
/home/ncvs...) (Yes yes yes, bgfsck improves things a bit).

Please don't hack /etc/fstab yet another time, please try to do
it in a future-proof way (which doesn't suck)

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