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Re: kern/41127 (Creating a new filesystem on usbstick fails)

The following reply was made to PR kern/41127; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Christoph Kaegi <>
Subject: Re: kern/41127 (Creating a new filesystem on usbstick fails)
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 16:13:54 +0200

 On 03.04-13:23, wrote:
 > Synopsis: Creating a new filesystem on usbstick fails
 > State-Changed-From-To: open->analyzed
 > State-Changed-By:
 > State-Changed-When: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:23:17 +0300
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > creating a file system on a block device is not supported.
 > can you suggest documentation improvements to make this clear?
 I'm embarassed... I should have known this!
 Using 'newfs /dev/rsd0a' works of course!
 Regarding documentation improvements: The newfs(8) manpage
 should probably explain what it means by a 'special' device 
 and also include an example.
 The improved error message will help also, I'm sure.
 I'm very impressed by the speed my PR was addressed! I have a bug
 open in another Opensource Project which still shows state 'new'
 and it was entered in December 2007...
 Thank you very much Antti and have a nice weekend.
 Christoph Kaegi                                  

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