Subject: Re: Drive Numbering...
To: Mike Long <>
From: Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1995 15:35:46
#define AUTHOR " (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
 * appropriately.
 * 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 <> 
 * VLSI Design Engineer         finger for PGP public key
 * Analog Devices, CPD Division          CCBF225E7D3F7ECB2C8F7ABB15D9BE7B
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#undef AUTHOR	/* " (Mike Long)" */

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