Subject: Re: can NetBSD/alpha mount NetBSD/i386 filesystems?
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/13/2004 13:30:20
"Greg A. Woods" wrote:

> Can anyone give me a quick (or not-so-quick) yes/no/maybe to the
> question of whether or not NetBSD/alpha (1.6.x in particular) can mount
> NetBSD/i386 filesystems?
> I've got a "new"(-to-me) StorageWorks array that I want to move my /home
> filesystem to.  Currently /home is on an i386 system, and coincidentally
> the Adaptec 2944 I need to connect to the SW array is also on the same
> i386 interfacing to the disks for the current /home.  I'd like to add
> the array to the i386 bus, move the files over, then move the controller
> over to the alpha.
> Will it work?  I would think so, but I'd like confirmation....

Other than possibly needing to re-disklabel the disk (and using FFE_EI
if moving from a big-endian to little-endian system or vice versa), I've
used the same filesystem on alpha, i386 and powerpc.  Just save the
output of "disklabel fooN" somewhere before you move the disk.

Simon Burge                            <>
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