Subject: Re: NFS file handles are guessable.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller@cs.colorado.edu>
Date: 03/07/1997 11:22:48
In message <199703071658.LAA09575@jekyll.piermont.com>
so spake "Perry E. Metzger" (perry):
> fsirand should be incorporated into newfs as well as being standalone
> -- merging newfs and fsirand once saved me vast amounts of time in a
> high speed install system, since the disk only had to be grovelled
> once and not twice.
Yup, and adding i_gen randomization to newfs doesn't slow things
down noticably (at least on any machine I have). It's silly
to go through all those inodes twice. To see how I did this
take a look at OpenBSD's src/newfs/mkfs.c -- the fsirand stuff
is bracketed by #ifdef FSIRAND.