Subject: Re: LFS frailty vs. datestamping [Was Re: /dev/clock pseudodevice]
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/30/2001 00:21:38
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, der Mouse wrote:

# >> Sure, it moves blocks around.  So what.
# > 1.  "So what" kind of sidesteps the issue, don't you think?
# I don't think so, unless I've misunderstood what "the issue" is.  What
# is inherently fragile about moving data around?  I do it regularly on
# FFS with no visible problem.

It causes problems with bootblocks.

There needs to be a way to nail those suckers down.  "Don't boot from LFS"
strikes me as a lose.

...but then, since fscking / takes a negligible amount of time on a sane
setup anyway, I suppose the point is rather moot.

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