newfs: useless/bogus check if new last block can be accessed?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri May 9 15:40:26 PDT 2003

In message <20030510002107.T638 at>, Lukas Ertl writes:

>I don't think it does any harm to keep it (WRT to getting a working
>filesystem), but since I don't see how it would signal an error (and this
>is why I posted the question) I'd vote for removing the check.
>And while we're here: shouldn't wtfs() actually give a return value and
>not be just static void? (In terms of: "be a good programmer and check the
>return values of your syscalls...") I think it's called often enough in
>newfs to qualify for a check :-)

Get in touch with jmallett at who has been actively trying to
improve the UFS/FFS tools for some time, it sounds like the two of you
are on the same page :-)

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