Subject: Re: Drive Numbering...
To: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 11/17/1995 15:35:46
#define AUTHOR "email@example.com (Mike Long)"
* How about looking at it from the other direction? Run a tool from
* rc||rc.local||* (before 'mount -a', of course) that reads the
* superblock from every FFS partition on the system, examines the last
* mount point for each of them, and regenerates /etc/fstab
* I can hear you all now: "Ick!" :-)
Well, okay, Mike, I won't disappoint you. :-)
That sounds slick, but what if you've just finished an installation and
the partition of /usr was last mounted on /a/usr, /usr/src was last
mounted on /a/usr/src, /var was last mounted on /a/var, &c.?
Besides, I don't want something automagically regenerating my fstab for
me from the rc scripts. It's bound to eventually be too smart for its
own good. I could just see it now wiping out all my mfs/nfs/*fs mounts!
* Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
* VLSI Design Engineer finger email@example.com for PGP public key
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#undef AUTHOR /* "firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Long)" */
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