Subject: dump(8) behaviour
To: BSD Current Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 04/02/2000 01:55:52
Is there a reason that dump(8) looks in the mount table instead of the
fstab when it's matching devices to directories? Is it really that
common that you'll want to dump a subdirectory which matches an unmounted
I'm too used to sunisms, I guess. I like being able to type:
# dump 0bsdf 63 6000 54000 /usr
and have it deduce that /usr is really associated with an unmounted
device instead of trying to do a partial dump of the /usr directory
under the root filesystem.
Comments? I thought this was what my first patch did when I submitted
it quite a few years back. If it isn't what it did, I will submit a
corrected patch soon; otherwise, I'm interested in why it changed.
Tangentially, I'm also interested in what the logic was behind
using the -A flag to do what most umount programs do with -a. If the
logic is not sound, I would like to propose that the meanings of -a/-A
be swapped in umount(8).
BSD: No Sh;t!