Subject: Re: renaming /boot to /boot_
To: Greywolf <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/30/1999 15:43:03
Greywolf wrote:

> Hey, can I ask another Real Stoopid [TM] question?
> What's the point of symlinking bootblocks?  They're gonna have to
> be on the same device anyway in order for the symlink to resolve
> [i.e. the bootblocks know jack about where other devices will be
> mounted!], why not just hard-link if you have to link at all?

No one is arguing with you!  The libsa (stand-alone bootblock type)
code has support for following symlinks on ffs filesystems, but there's
a define to not compile in this support to save space.

The current bootblocks for (most of?) the architectures that use the
libsa code don't compile in the subdirectory stuff - this automatically
gets rid of the symlink code as well.  If we want to add subdirectory
support (by removing -DLIBSA_FS_SINGLECOMPONENT), we need to explicitly
disable symlink support...