Subject: Re: the undocumented FFS2 root trouble
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/25/2005 08:57:40
On Apr 25, 2005, at 5:39 AM, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Michael wrote:
>> - 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?
>> - on which platforms is it bootable? I planned to play with it on  
>> macppc or sparc64, not as root fs though. Yes I know that's a  
>> moving target.
>> - how does it relate to FreeBSD's UFS2?
>  - How are getexattr etc. intended to be used, as the examples in the
>    manpages do not work.

That's because the extattr bits have not been integrated into the FFS  
code yet.  The VFS layer changes are present, but not the file system  

-- thorpej