Diskless NFS mounts weirdness
norgaard at locolomo.org
Tue Feb 15 16:20:42 GMT 2005
cpghost at cordula.ws wrote:
> 1. /var *is* actually mounted on
> but it is not listed in mount(8)s output. Why?
> 2. Which part of the system created /dev/md0 and mounted that
> on /var? I don't need that and would like to save some RAM
I guess you are using 5.3 or newer? the /etc/rc.d/diskless script has
been replaced, by among other things, a script /etc/rc.d/var which
creates a memory disk, /dev/md0, using up your precious ram.
I have tried to remove the script but get an error because nfs wants to
update the /var/db/mounttab - before /var is actually mounted - so the
The /etc/rc.d/var script creates a memory disk if it detects that /var
is read-only - which is the case since the nfs mount failed. And the
memory disk is then populated.
If the root partition is rw-mounted the nfs-mount will succeed.
If you have enough ram this is not a problem, simply let var be a memory
disk. You can set the size of the memory disk in rc.conf.
> /dev/md0 on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> 192.168.122.1:/pool/diskless_rw/192.168.122.11/var on /var (nfs)
Now this is wierd - how can you have to mounts on the same mount point?
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