Subject: mount -a
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Nathaniel D. Daw <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/24/1997 13:41:46
I just upgraded to 1.2G and had been getting spurious error messages
at boot from the mount -a in /etc/rc. The problem is that mount -a
does a string match on filesystem type to determine if the fs
is already mounted. I had /usr and /var marked UFS in /etc/fstab,
and the test failed, even though they were indeed already mounted,
because it was matching against FFS instead.

Changing to FFS in fstab made everything fine. But is this a bug? I
realize I don't really know the difference between FFS and UFS, so it may
have been my error in fstab initially. But if the two are supposed
to be synonymous, I will send a pr. Someone let me know.