Subject: Re: MFS problems
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/01/1994 00:44:33
> mount_mfs (newfs) closes descriptor 2 near the end of the
> routine mkfs, but later tries to report an error when
> the mount system call fails.  This error will, naturally,
> not generate any message.

yeah, this is sort-of well known (at least to me...)

> Turning the message on again I found that mount fails with
> EINVAL.  According to the manual page this indicates a
> problem with the superblock.  I haven't got time to track this
> down right now, but I suspect that newfs might be broken.
> Has anyone tried a newfs since the change?

now fixed the new superblock for the mfs was being written at
the wrong address...  (and no, i don't know where it was being
written, and, frankly, i don't think i want to think about it...  8-)