Subject: Re: port-vax/28724: during install, installboot does not place boot code on hard disk
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/22/2004 17:01:03
[ On Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 20:39:22 (+0000), David Laight wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: port-vax/28724: during install, installboot does not place boot code on hard disk
> > The problem is that all too often the inode for /boot has not been
> > written to disk when installboot goes to find out what data blocks the
> > /boot file occupies. As a result no block numbers, or possibly the
> > wrong block numbers, are written to the boot sector (PBR on i386).
> This won't affect installboot on i386 for 2.0 (and later) since the
> code no longer does that sort of grovelling through the disk.
but does it actually affect vax (or any other ports) now (2.0)?
Once the complete set of changes to have fsync() flush metadata are
identified it would sure be nice to have them pulled up to 1.6 too! :-)
Greg A. Woods
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