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

On Apr 3,  8:10am, (matthew green) wrote:
-- Subject: re: CVS commit: src/sys/dev/raidframe

| > > 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.

This has the problem of having a raid component on the same boot disk
with the real root partition.


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