Subject: Re: Crosscompiling
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/29/1999 15:17:47
	init already has code to automatically create an mfs /dev if
	the root filesystem is msdosfs.

	I think it really ought to do it anytime /dev/console does not
	exist, but thats another issue...


On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 10:05:30AM +1100, Simon Burge wrote:
> > This is a sort-of-interesting point for another reason - at the moment
> > you need to be root to build a release.  What would be good is an
> > mtools-like frontend for FFS so that you don't need to create a vnd to
> > build the memory disk filesystem for the install kernel.  Hmm, do we
> > support root on an MSDOS/FAT filesystem?  There's nothing to say the the
> > install kernels that have a memory disk need to have FFS on them...
> Oh yes, they need to. "/dev/".
> 	-is