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Re: bin/39607: newfs(_msdos) falsly? reports about "read-only filesystem" w/ VND
The following reply was made to PR bin/39607; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Martin S. Weber" <Ephaeton%gmx.net@localhost>
To: Quentin Garnier <cube%cubidou.net@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/39607: newfs(_msdos) falsly? reports about "read-only
filesystem" w/ VND
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 00:20:31 -0400
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 06:07:34AM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> (.. myself cut ..)
> 1. Yes you should use the character device.
> 2. The EROFS is not a false error. (...)
Ok, so "wrong alarm" so to speak. To make something useful out of this PR,
may I suggest that it gets documented to use the character device? I see
newfs_msods' manpage's example is using the character devices but I don't
see it in NOTES of newfs (where of course yet another way is noted how I
should build my filesystem images) or newfs_msdos.
Sorry for the noise.
And while you maybe work on the newfs manpage, you could also fix this
parse error for me (in NOTES section):
The block size and fragment size will be written back to the
disklabel only if the last character of special references the same par-
tition as the minor device number. that provide disk like block and
Aside of that, feel free to close this.
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