Subject: re: /etc/rc critical filesystem mount changes
To: matthew green <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/01/1999 07:10:13
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, matthew green wrote:

> this breaks the situation where you mount local drives ontop of
> NFS drives.  personally, i've never done it but others do!

Only if they're *both* critical filesystems. Otherwise that situation
works just fine.

On the other hand, the previous method broke if you had both nfs
and non-nfs critical filesystems, which seems to me as if it would
be the more common case. (It was a case I had.)

Let's face it: in the end, /etc/rc is not going to cover every
different type of situation out there. We have to pick which things
we're going to support and which we aren't. Supporting a sitution
where a local drive mounted on top of an NFS drive is critical to
that small part of /etc/rc at the expense of not being able to have
both NFS and non-NFS critical drives appears to me to be a bad
tradeoff. If you have some arguments why it would be a good
trade-off, I'm happy to hear them.

> please when making changes to /etc/rc in the future, discuss
> these changes first.

This was discused a couple of months ago, actually; I just never
got around to implementing this until now.

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