Subject: Re: dump(8) behaviour
To: Greywolf <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/02/2000 15:47:03
On Sun, Apr 02, 2000 at 01:55:52AM -0800, Greywolf wrote:
> 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
> device?
> 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.

On the other hand you may want to dump /mnt, which is a temporary
mount not in the fstab. If we look at the fstab only we'll have a partial
dump of / instead of the expected filesystem ... I'm not sure this is a big
deal; I always give devices names anyway :)

Manuel Bouyer <>