Subject: Re: port-i386/3834
To: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 06/29/2000 00:51:06
On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Erik E. Fair wrote:
# The upshot is that some filesystems require preparation at runtime
# (e.g. ccd, RAIDframe, NFS, Coda, Arla), versus the ones that are
# "just there already" like FFS, LFS, ext2fs. Perhaps our "fstab/mount"
# system should be augmented to deal with invoking runtime prep, in
# addition to just calling mount(2) with the right parameters.
I may be _way_ off base here, but I think that demodularizing the process
would be asking for more trouble than it's worth.
And actually, last I looked, NFS mounting doesn't need any prep --
you only need prep if you're running an NFS server (I've been able
to mount NFS filesystems from single-user mode with only a route).
CCD as a filesystem isn't immediately making sense to me. Maybe,
as I suspect, "I lack vision". Bear with me on that one, and if anyone
can provide some insight into this one, I'd appreciate it.
That notwithstanding, I stand by my opinion. To integrate this into
fstab/mount is just begging the Irish guy with the itchy trigger finger
to be shooting us in the foot. It's another thing to break/go wrong.
# just a thought,
# Erik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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