Subject: re: port-i386/36962: Misleading use of "path" in swapctl(8)'s discussion of -a option.
To: None <>
From: matthew green <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/11/2007 06:23:23
   The manpage for swapctl(8) discusses requirement of a path when
   using the -a option. This path is actually a "node" as described
   in the manpage for mount(8). Use of the word "path" is misleading.

i do not agree.

in mount(8) a "node" is the place mounted upon.  it's a local
directory.  in mount(8) a "special" is the device or remote
name to use (eg, /dev/sd0a or host:/path.)

in swapctl(8) the "path" is more akin to mount(8)'s "special",
in that it is normally a device or file.  it certainly is not
"node" as described in mount(8).  why a description in mount(8)
is relevant to swapctl, i'm not sure.
   Likewise, it should be mentioned that use of swapctl(8)'s -a option
   does not require a corresponding entry in /etc/fstab.

the manual already states in the 2nd paragraph of the

	If either special or node are not provided, the
	appropriate information is taken from the fstab(5) file

i see no reason to change swapctl(8).