Quick question on newfs

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Feb 20 14:56:34 PST 2006

> I was setting up encrypted swap with GELI and accidentally
> blew away my /tmp partition with:
> # dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/ad0s1e bs=1m
> Understandably, it will no longer allow me to mount /tmp,
> so how do I use newfs to recreate the partition? I want to
> be absolutely sure before entering any disk modifying
> commands (just like I was absolutely sure last time...).
> I'm guessing it's as simple as:
> # newfs /dev/ad0s1e

Yup.   For /tmp, I would just take the defaults.  They
are quite reasonable there.    In fact, unless you have an
unusually large partition or one with an unusually large number
of files (thus a need for extra inodes), generally the defaults
work well with most partitions.


> cheers,
> a1
> (ps: please CC as I'm not on the list)
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