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Re: overriding RAIDframe disks as root disks with multiboot

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 04:01:06AM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
>     Date:        Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:03:58 -0600
>     From:        David Young <>
>     Message-ID:  <>
>   | What am I missing?
> Most probably that the MD root finding code just looks for the
> drive from which the system booted - last I heard, none of NetBSD's
> ports could boot from a (raidframe) raid0 or raid5 - if you want
> root to be on one of those then (other than specifying rootdev in the
> kernel build) you're stuffed...
> That code (I believe) imlements the "ratdctl -A root" functionality,
> that marks a raid "device" as a candidate root device - when the kernel
> isn't configured for a specific root, the raid filesys is selected.

Is there any reason that we should not convey a RAID's root candidacy
using a device property, instead?


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933

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