Subject: Trivia: detecting the root filesystem type
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From: Johan =?iso-8859-1?Q?Wall=E9n?= <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/2007 08:51:22

sometimes (macppc/4.99.3 (about) and newer) I sometimes get

  mountroot: trying lfs...
  mountroot: trying ffs...
  root file system type: ffs

and sometimes I just get

  root file system type: ffs

(/ is ffs, /usr is lfs).  Does somebody have any idea why it sometimes
immediately recognise that root is ffs, and sometimes falls back to
first trying lfs and then ffs (in both cases, the file systems have been
cleanly unmounted before reboot)?  This is just due to interest -- both
cases give the same end result, so it does not really matter.

-- Johan