very current won't mount /tmp

Randy Bush randy at
Mon Apr 12 16:17:28 PDT 2004

>> very current (08:00gmt the 11th)
>> thinkpad t40p
>> make world and kernel
>> boot single abuser to do the installworld
>> can mount drives one at a time until i get to /tmp which is
>> defined as
>>     md /tmp mfs -s131072,rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
>> locks up
>> as installworld has not happened, it should not be the new
>> automagic /tmp mfs.  or am i misunderstanding that?
> The new auto /tmp creation code should only kick in after you run
> mergemaster.  Even then, it shouldn't have any effect in single user
> mode because it hasn't been run yet at that point.  If you're being really
> paranoid, you simply verifying that nothing is mounted on /tmp before
> trying to mount it yourself should eliminate that from the equation.

i tried removing md /tmp from fstab and rebooting -sw

mount -a went fine

vi locks up immediately

make installworld locks up immediately

all this is new and very disturbing


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