Subject: Really weird filesystem behavior on prep
To: NetBSD, Help <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Ruhl <email@example.com>
Date: 11/24/2005 09:21:27
I'm trying to upgrade my prep box to the latest 3.0 RC1 binary build,
and I noticed something.
I booted the kernel with the 2.0.2 userland still intact. This worked.
I noticed some different stuff, so I wanted to pull the kernel configs
from the 2.0.2 kernel and the 3.0 RC1 kernel and compare them. So I
used this command straight from the options man page:
strings netbsd | sed -n 's/^_CFG_//p' | unvis
Except I redirected that to a file:
strings netbsd | sed -n 's/^_CFG_//p' | unvis > /root/kernconf.2.0.2
Now, for the weird part.
The directory that I redirected the file into suddenly behaves as if
it has no files in it. That is, ls shows nothing:
root@bugs:/root # ls /root
If I reboot, it comes back.
What? How can this be happening?
Any advice would be appreciated.