Subject: Re: NetBSD vs OpenBSD sparc disklabels?????
To: Hugh Graham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Chase <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/2001 13:17:08
On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Hugh Graham wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 11:05:38AM -0500, NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > not to run Net-vs-Open on it. Because of that silly disklabel
> > incompabibility with OpenBSD, that probably will say I need to go
> > with NetBSD on it, like on my VAXentoyz.
> > [...]
> As for moving disks between openbsd/sparc and netbsd/vax, I suspect
> you had an endian problem. Rather than issues between netbsd and
> openbsd, it would have been fundamental to sparc vs vax.
Given a couple of `ifs' here... If the labels were compatible between
NetBSD/OpenBSD, and if Bob's VAX kernel were compiled with the FFS_EI
option, it should be possible for hime to mount the Sparc created
filesystem on his VAX.
From NetBSD 1.5 man page -- option(4)
Enable ``Endian-Independent'' FFS support. This allows a system to
mount an FFS filesystem created for another architecture, at a small
performance cost for all FFS filesytems. See also newfs(8), fsck_ffs(8),
dumpfs(8) for filesystem byte order status and manipulation.
Or maybe he could dump the filesystem to a file or tape on the OpenBSD
systems and restore it on the NetBSD system?
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