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Date:      Sat, 03 Jan 2009 09:32:44 -0800
From:      Marcel Moolenaar <xcllnt@mac.com>
To:        "M. Warner Losh" <imp@bsdimp.com>
Cc:        bsam@ipt.ru, freebsd-current@freebsd.org, fbsdlist@src.cx
Subject:   Re: gjournal is not automounted any more
Message-ID:  <440945C2-252E-489A-902E-A499753A5EF8@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090102.231410.-2001109684.imp@bsdimp.com>
References:  <20090102091334.GA41230@dragon.NUXI.org> <20090102.114757.-924277930.imp@bsdimp.com> <20090103033543.GB77475@dragon.NUXI.org> <20090102.231410.-2001109684.imp@bsdimp.com>

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On Jan 2, 2009, at 10:14 PM, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> In message: <20090103033543.GB77475@dragon.NUXI.org>
>            "David O'Brien" <obrien@freebsd.org> writes:
> : On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 11:47:57AM -0700, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> : > In message: <20090102091334.GA41230@dragon.NUXI.org>
> : >             "David O'Brien" <obrien@freebsd.org> writes:
> : > : Before 'fsck' would read the lable for the FS type.  That has  
> changed and
> : > : thus you cannot just 'fsck /dev/ad1s1d' anymore.  So the FS  
> type in fstab
> : > : must be accurate.
> : >
> : > Why did that change?  I routinely have disks that aren't in my
> : > /etc/fstab that I mount and this is a pain in the backside.
> :
> : Due to r186240 which:
> :     Make gpart the default partitioning class on all platforms.
> :
> : Seems GEOM_PART_BSD does not like labels that GEOM_BSD did.
>
> Then why the change?  Shouldn't we make it like them for  
> compatibility?

David's statement is incorrect. They like the same labels
for all practical purposes. The problem at hand here is
that fsck(8) & newfs(8) ask of GEOM_BSD what the partition
type is. This means 2 things:
1.  Any platform that doesn't use the BSD disklabel by
     default needs to have a proper /etc/fstab and is not
     behaving the same as i386.
2.  Switching to GPT as the default partitioning scheme
     yields the same problem.

As I said in an email to arch@, it's good to query the
partition type to determine what to do when more specific
information is missing (running fsck(8) vs fsck_ffs(8)).
But it wasn't something that was there at the switchover
point.

FYI,

-- 
Marcel Moolenaar
xcllnt@mac.com






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