Subject: Re: bin/26883
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/24/2005 14:52:29
Am 24.06.2005 um 11:31 Uhr +0000 schrieb
>I've changed the description for -a in newfs(8) to read:
>"This sets the obsolete maxcontig parameter."
>Does that solve the problem for you?

Well, no.

It seems to me that you have misunderstood the issue, and you didn't 
look at the code properly. Please back out the rev. 1.65 change of 
sbin/newfs/newfs.8, and set the PR back to 'open'.

The reasoning:

(1) 'obsolete'? The newfs(8) '-a' option has code behind it. Remove 
that code (and I'd argue you shouldn't), and _then_ remove the man 
page entry. In that sequence, exactly, *not* the other way round. In 
what way is an option to define the physical layout of a filesystem 
obsolete, btw.?

(2) You did nothing to address my complaint that the tunefs(8) man 
page is out of sync with both the code and references from the 
newfs(8) man page.

(3) I see there is a one-liner for 'newfs -d' now, but it lacks an 
explanation of "extent size", falling short of the rest of the 
newfs(8) man page's clarity.

*As a sysadmin, I should not need to read newfs.c to understand what 
the options to newfs do.*


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