On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:28:20PM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote: | There are various issues in how we refer to FFS versus UFS | and the different versions (FFSv1, FFSv2), and this causes | confusion and potential failure. | | 2. installboot(8) doesn't have the ability to confirm that the | primary bootstrap (/usr/mdec/bootxx_FOO) matches the underlying | file system that is being installbooted to. | | installboot(8) can already determine the file system type | (based on magic numbers in the superblock, for example). | However, there isn't an easy way to determine which file | system a given primary bootstrap is implemented for. | A hacky solution would be to check the suffix on the | filename, but I dislike this. | | We should investigate a technique to encode details | of which file system the bootstrap is for. This would | most likely need to be a Machine Dependent (MD) solution, | handled by a new method in usr.sbin/installboot/arch/*.c | It could be implemented by encoding into the primary boostrap | a descriptive text string or even just the magic number of | the superblock of the target file system. We could probably use a PR for this feature request. | 4. The dumpfs(8) output can be confusing when attempting to determine | if a file system is FFSv2 (so that /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv2 | is to be installboot(8)ed.) I've resolved this.
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