race between geom and root mount

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Sep 21 04:13:45 PDT 2004

In message <20040921110802.GF93460 at darkness.comp.waw.pl>, Pawel Jakub Dawidek w

>+> 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.
>Why can't we just use my fix temporarily, so gmirror can be fully usable
>for 5.3-RELEASE? We can always back it out and MT5 a better solution

I am not convinced that your fix will not cause other problems.

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