Subject: Re: df(1) on unmounted device works improperly
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/18/2003 11:32:19
> You're confused. POSIX (in its current incarnation) is IEEE Std 1003.1-2001
> without the XSI extensions. The -t option to df, the requirements on
> handling block devices, and the requirement to display numbers of free
> inodes are all XSI extensions, which I think NetBSD should be ignoring.
ok I'm confused :-)
> Without the XSI extensions, the results of passing df the name of a special
> file are unspecified, which permits us to grovel around in unmounted
> filesystems if we want.
> >I don't know where they got there 'default' output rule from!
> >the '-t' clashes :-(
> This kind of thing is precisely why I think NetBSD should be ignoring XSI.
I guess the XSI stuff is worth implementing if it doesn't break
David Laight: email@example.com