Subject: misc/4229: Minor clean-up request for /etc/rc before 1.3 (mount)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Erik Bertelsen <email@example.com>
Date: 10/07/1997 00:48:56
>Synopsis: Minor clean-up request for /etc/rc before 1.3 (mount)
>Responsible: misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Mon Oct 6 13:50:02 1997
>Originator: Erik Bertelsen
>Release: NetBSD-current 5 oct 1997
System: NetBSD q610.ebe.dk 1.2G NetBSD 1.2G (Q610) #25: Sun Oct 5 23:59:19 MEST 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/erik/intrh.src/src/sys/arch/mac68k/compile/Q610 mac68k
When a NetBSD-current system boots the sequence of mount
commands in /etc/rc may cause a diagnostic to be printed on
the console, e.g.
starting rpc daemons: portmap.
ufs: /dev/sd0g on /usr: Device busy
starting nfs daemons: mountd nfsd.
This is really harmfull, but it does not look nice, and it may
confuse people upgrading from previous releases to the forth-
The message is issued by the "mount -a" command in /etc/rc
before starting the nfs daemons, and it is caused by /usr
already being mounted.
My system is running NetBSD-current with unmodified /etc/rc
and /etc/netstart files. I'm running with the following
/dev/sd0a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/sd0b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sd0g /usr ufs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0h /home ufs rw 1 3
/dev/cd0a /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto
I have not supplied any fix with this PR, and I have also
noticed some discussions about the "correct" way of mounting
the file systems within /etc/rc. May I at least request a
way of mounting that does not issue error messages that really
don't indicate a problem.
- Erik Bertelsen