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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/dev/raidframe

On Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:10:01 +1100
matthew green <> wrote:

> > > 4. we can add an option to mark the raid as force root.
> > 
> > if we do 4, we should instead add an option to mark something as a
> > 'soft root', and leave the current semantics alone.  the machines i
> > have that are now not going to reboot properly are both used
> > remotely, so changing semantics about how they work seems like a
> > bad idea.  i'm pretty sure i'm not the only one who does this.
> > i think i like this the best.
> oh, actually.  we already (can) have "soft root".  by marking
> something as auto-configure, and booting from it.
> what we want to change from what the past has been is to enable
> the auto-configured raids to be used as root when booted from,
> without them being marked -A root.  we should still keep the
> current -A root semantics, and then people can stop using -A
> root when they don't need to force it, and just use -A yes.

FWIW: I like this idea the best.  It also doesn't break any existing


Greg Oster

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