Subject: Re: Really weird filesystem behavior on prep
To: NetBSD, Help <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: port-prep
Date: 11/24/2005 11:33:32
On 11/24/05, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:
> 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
> root@bugs:/root #
> If I reboot, it comes back.
> What? How can this be happening?
> Any advice would be appreciated.

It does it if I copy any files at all now. Not sure why. Whatever the
target directory is for file output, it has this problem. I'm trying
to untar the install sets now so that the kernel and userland will be
the same, to see if that changes anything.