Subject: Re: netbsd-2-0/200403310000/sparc GENERIC.MP
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 04/11/2004 09:44:05
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 17:41:33 +0200 (CEST), Havard Eidnes writes:
>> 20040109:
>>         Compatibility for old ffs superblock layouts has been
>>         added, and the restrictive fsck checks have been reenabled
>>         when using those layouts.  If you have been using -current
>>         since 20030402, you may find that fsck again signals fatal

It is quite possible that I've test booted such a kernel.

>Yes, yes, but I understood that Simon had been running 1.6.2 (i.e. not
>a current kernel in the stated time interval?) up until the point

The machine is normally running 1.6 and is quite happy.

>Even if the guess above is wrong, and that a -current kernel in the
>stated interval has been used some time or other on Simon's system,
>I'd say that the administrator impact of this problem is pretty
>severe, and I think that a more administrator-friendly way of dealing
>with the issue would have been preferable.

Agreed - right now it looks like a smooth upgrade (or even testing of)
2.0 is impossible.