Subject: Re: savecore busted with /var/crash a symlink off of {/var,/usr}
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/1997 17:39:49
Excerpts from netbsd: 19-Sep-97 Re: savecore busted with /v.. "Gordon W.
Ross" (799)

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

It's not for local file systems, it is started before "mount -a" is
I think it is not good to differentiate between local and remote
filesystems too much here. Doing a separate "mount -a -t nonfs"
and "mount -a -t nfs", as done previously, makes the mount
order different from the order in /etc/fstab, and it raises questions
like "is an union mount between NFS and UFS local or remote?".

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

/usr is mounted early; if it is NFS, the server must indeed be in
/etc/hosts (or numerically given, to be exact).

best regards