race between geom and root mount

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Sep 21 01:28:43 PDT 2004

In message <20040921072221.GC93460 at darkness.comp.waw.pl>, Pawel Jakub Dawidek w

>I've a patch which should solve your problem:
>	http://people.freebsd.org/~pjd/patches/root_mount.patch
>but it is not going to be committed, as phk asked me to hold on, he will
>provide some more complete solution.

Yes.  We need to solve this problem correctly, and that has a fair
number of issues involved.

I am not going to rush in a band-aid for 5.3, the risk of breaking
something is far larger than the inconvenience of not being able
to use a number of new geom classes for root filesystems.

When we have the correct solution, it can be MT5'ed and future 5.x
releases will have it.

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