Subject: Re: bin/3998: Trying to mount a filesystem you don't have is cryptic
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/2006 21:54:23
On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 03:29:10PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>   The msdos code is very bad at that - and can fail in many ways.
>   Maybe the kernel code could report the actual error to the console.
>   (at least for some of the 'usual' errors).
> But, printf to the kernel is about what device?  We really want to
> have richer errors than just errno.   That said, I think a kernel
> printf for something that's rare is more helpful than harmful.

Why not use uprintf() ? Maybe with a sysctl to control it ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference