SU+J on 9.1-RC2 ISO

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Sun Nov 4 15:09:56 UTC 2012

On 11/04/2012 03:43 PM, George Mitchell wrote:
> On 11/03/12 15:09, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> (Please keep me CC'd, as I'm not subscribed to -stable)
>> I've CC'd Nathan Whitehorn, who according to bsdinstall(8) is the
>> author (not sure if maintainer) of the code.
>> This default has already begun to bite users/SAs in the ass:
>> SU+J (the journalling part specifically) needs to be disabled by default
>> in the installer.  This default was a very bad choice and should not
>> have been done.  It either indicates someone was out of touch with the
>> rest of the issues surrounding the feature, or that someone
>> intentionally decided "it's the best way to get people using it for
>> testing" (I have seen this justification presented in the past, and it
>> is the wrong approach).
>> However, since some people DO want it (and those folks don't use dump),
>> the installer should be modified to make SU+J support toggleable via a a
>> checkbox.  The default, obviously, should be unchecked.
>> If the user checks the checkbox, an ominous warning message should be
>> displayed informing the user of the repercussions.  The only option at
>> that point should be "OK", after which the checkbox is checked.
>> Do not tell me "send patches".  This issue/problem has gone on long
>> enough, and the community bitched hard/long enough, that the person who
>> committed this default should be responsible for fixing it.
>> We should operate under the assumption that this bug/problem will never
>> be fixed.  It probably will be, but again, we must operate with the
>> assumption that Kirk et al will require years to fix it.  (It has
>> already been something like 9 months.  Or is it a year?)
>> [...]
> I will give this comment a BIG, BIG, +1!                   -- George

A small patch already sent via pr

Let's see what goes

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