Subject: Re: Really weird filesystem behavior on prep
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/24/2005 18:19:24
On 11/24/05, Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 09:21:27AM -0700, 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?
> On what kind of disk system is it ?
It's an IBM scsi disk on a scsi controller. Can't get the dmesg right
now because I'm in the process of wiping the disk and starting over.
There's something else that might be weird. I re fdisk'd and
dislabeled the disk, mostly doing what I did before. On prep, the "c"
partition is the whole disk, rather than "d" for some reason. I'm
wondering if the new disklabel is messing me around making c the
netbsd part and d the whold disk, I don't know. (new meaning 3.0 RC1
up from 2.0.2) I'm not sure if it's related, but the disk isn't right
so I can't go on.
Anyway, I'm going to re-do the disk completely from a netboot
environment, and I'll try this again.