Subject: Re: the undocumented FFS2 root trouble
To: Michael <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/25/2005 08:56:57
On Apr 25, 2005, at 5:31 AM, Michael wrote:

> Hello,
>>> But the real error is that sysinst offers FFSv2 for the root  
>>> partition
>>> (and I think there is a PR about it, and maybe it even got fixed  
>>> post-2.x)
>>> Martin
>>> P.S.: The other correct fix is to create ffsv2 bootblocks.
>>      But for now we should at least mention it in the sparc FAQ
> Hmm, a bit more general information about NetBSD's implementation  
> would be nice, like...
> - what exactly does it offer over FFS1? I've seen conflicting  
> statements about that, is there anything else besides ACLs and  
> support for bigger storage?

ACLs are not currently supported in FFSv2, but work to support the  
extended attributes necessary to implement them is on-going.

fsck is much faster on FFSv2, as well.

> - how does it relate to FreeBSD's UFS2?

It is the same as FreeBSD's UFS2.

-- thorpej