Subject: Re: vnd vs. NFS: PR 16570
To: Ross Patterson <Ross.Patterson@CatchFS.Com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/29/2002 16:11:56
On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 06:54:45PM -0400, Ross Patterson wrote:
> I've just been bitten by what looks like the problem described in PR16570 -
> an inability to use vnconfig on files residing in NFS-mounted filesystems
> (I'm building NetBSD boot-floppy and CD-ROM images, ala
> /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies/...). I can see the problem is closed (ref.
> http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=16570), but can't
> figure out what release the fix is in. I'm currently running 1.5, obviously
> that's not the one :-)
It's in 1.6. It seems it has not been pulled up to the 1.5 branch, however.
> As long as I'm asking questions, is there any other workaround besides:
> 1) Moving the base-file out of NFS (involves messing with the Makefiles).
> 2) Upgrading my development machine to 1.6 (not a bad idea, but I'd rather
> not do it right at this moment).
If I trust the PR, it seems that using the block-device instead of the
raw device will work.
You can also try to apply the fix to your 1.5 kernel sources.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>