Subject: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 12/22/1994 11:47:12
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That's another issue; it's clearly a bug for the filesystem type to
override the ability of the system to try* to mount a device. Unix has
historically given one rope enough to hang oneself with; I personally
mind not being able to just say "look, I know it doesn't *say* it's a
ufs filesystem, but believe you me, it is."
That depends. I tend to agree with this, but only for file systems.
For swap partitions, the kernel now *requires* that the partition type
be FS_SWAP, to avoid accidents.