Q's about IBM TSM (was Re: HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headedfor history)

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 29 18:39:26 PDT 2004

On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 08:37:24PM +1000, Tim Robbins wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 04:56:40PM -0500, Paul Seniura wrote:
> > I google'd and didn't like what I saw.  Stuff about
> > nullfs not being too kosher on -Current.  :(
> There seems to be a lot of superstition surrounding nullfs, but I only
> know of one outstanding reproducible problem with it in -current (sockets
> and fifos aren't handled correctly and cause panics.) If you can spare the
> time to experiment, I suggest trying it, then filing a PR if you encounter
> any problems. There's no guarantee that these problems will be addressed
> right away, but it will give others more solid information than rumours
> to go by when deciding whether or not to use nullfs, and well-documented
> problems are much more likely to get fixed.

FYI, I use read-only nullfs extensively for package builds (with a
static lower layer, and no sockets or fifos in either layer).  I
haven't had any problems with it.


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