Subject: Re: rbootd for Linux - finally...
To: Peter Maydell <email@example.com>
From: Philip Blundell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/14/1996 11:38:53
On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > On Wed, 13 Nov 1996, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > > > Other than rbootd, the only non-obvious thing is remounting
> > > > the root filesystem to read/write in 1K blocks so Linux' nfs
> > > > can handle it...
> > >
> > > Oof! That's unfortunate! While you can remount root w/ 1k blocks,
> > > your swap is still using the 4k block size!
> > Well, the correct thing to do is to work out why the Linux system doesn't
> > like 4k blocks. It certainly _should_ be OK.
> It's a Well Known Problem - causes problems with Suns as well.
> Incidentally, the recommended fix for this with SunOS is to
> use adb to patch the kernel binary :-)
Just because it's well known doesn't mean it's acceptable. Somebody
should find out exactly what goes wrong, and fix it if at all possible.