Subject: Re: read only /
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/1997 23:17:01
Jason Thorpe writes:
>  > | Perhaps the test in init should not be "if root is msdosfs" but
>  > | something more general-purpose, like "if /dev/console does not exist"
>  > | (for example), or even "if /etc/MAKEDEV exists" or whatever.
>  > 
>  > I had it this way before and Jason asked me to add the msdosfs check.
> I suppose we could just check against /dev/console, but I'm concerned
> about "what if the file system got trashed?"

How about trying to execute some script in /etc/ instead of MAKEDEV
(call it rc.something) and if it doesn't exist you just continue...