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Re: Problems with NetBSD 5.0 BETA

On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 14:13:57 +0200
Tero Kivinen <> wrote:

> So if someone has newish (from this year) NetBSD 5.0 running, try
> changing root-fs to not have softdep option on boot, reboot, login,
> remount root-fs to have softdep option using "mount -o softdep -u /",
> run vi /etc/fstab and see if kernel panics. If it does or does not,
> send email to me, so I will know whether to submit bug report or
> not...

According to the mount(8) man page, when used with -u on a rw mounted
file system, the softdep flag is ignored. That seems to be the case on
a netbsd-5 from 20 december. Also, my kernel did not panic. Does the
remounting enable softdeps on your system?

kind regards,

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