Subject: Re: savecore busted with /var/crash a symlink off of {/var,/usr}
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/1997 09:52:54
> Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 11:00:17 +0200 (MET DST)
> From: Matthias Drochner <>

> Excerpts from netbsd: 18-Sep-97 Re: savecore busted with /v.. John
> Kohl@kolvir.arlingt (678)
> > >> The current /etc/rc doesn't mount local file systems before running
> > >> savecore or checking if /var/crash resolves to a directory.
> "/var" is mounted before, so it is not completely broken, at least
> for standard setups.
> The idea was to run "savecore" early, before the swap space
> might have been overwritten by eg BIND/YP, which can in turn
> be necessary to mount local file systems.

Why do you need BIND/YP before mounting local file systems?

Even an NFS-mounted /usr can be accomplished by putting the
address of your server in the local /etc/hosts file...