Subject: kernfs and stand - Re: Kernel Owned by ??
To: port-mac68k Mailing List <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Austin Brower <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/06/1997 09:28:13
>Austin Brower wrote:
>> Hello Y'all,
>> I finally got around to reinstalling NetBSD 1.2.1, and while not
>> prompt to appear.
>Hmmmmm....I don't quite know why this would be happening. Perhaps when
>you upgrade to 1.3, you'll manage to fix whatever is wrong (btw, how was
>your last installation setup?)
>> But, I digress, here is my greatest question. I recently ls -l'ed
>> the root and found that the kernel, netbsd, is owned by user 200 in group
>> wheel. I know of no user 200 on this system and feel that something is
>> wrong here. Is user 200 the correct owner of the kernel?
>No, it looks like whomever you got the kernel from had it incorrectly
>owned by themselves (well, I always do my compiles as root and install
>from there, so my kernels are always owned by root). If you install
>using the -p option to tar, it will preserve whatever user/group id's
>where on the file, whether or not they actually exist on your system. You
>might want to do a:
>chown root:wheel /netbsd
>just to fix it up. Otherwise, if you ever create a user with id 200,
>they'll be able to muck with the kernel...not a good thing, in all
Colin, Bill, and Mark,
I thank you three for your help. I chowned the kernel even though I
found out from y'all that it really didn't matter who owned it. Colin: I
plan to upgrade to 1.3 when it is released formally, the other user of
the machine wants something that he can use all the time w/o problem.
Now on to two (or more) questions for the entire list:
1) What is the kernfs filesystem/directory for? Does it a
perminant part of the root filesystem, or is it created at start up?
2) What is the stand directory for?
I ask these questions because I will be moving my root filesystem
directories to another HD sometime next week and need to know what
directories to move.
Have a great weekend,
Austin M. Brower
Director of Technical Services i.e. Server Techie
for the M.S.A.D.#55 WebTeam
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