Subject: Re: Reading FreeBSD partitions
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/06/2001 13:00:29
Julio Merino writes:

>does NetBSD support reading and writing FreeBSD partitions without

yes, you need support for the old magic number in the kernel though.
It'll report something like "Warning: Old FFS partition id" or
similar but it'll work just nicely (some of my high traffic filesystems
were created on fbsd).

>BTW, does NetBSD support soft updates like FreeBSD? How do I enable it?

It's called "soft dependencies" for some reason on netbsd, you
simply provide the option at initial mount (i.e., add it to /etc/fstab).
No need to tunefs the filesystem like on freebsd.