On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Brooks Davis wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 08:00:51PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > The use of an MFS /var should also be settable.  Otherwise installing
> > ports(packages) is just a total PITA.
> I had issues with the MFS /var and /tmp[0] a couple days ago and changed
> the code to move the "mount -a" up before /var and /tmp creation and
> then actually test to be sure they are not writable before attempting to
> create MFS versions.  The logic was basicly:
> if touch /var/_writable_test; then
>       rm /var/_writable_test
> else
>       #create MFS var
> fi
> -- Brooks
> [0] I've got a slightly strange configuration with network booting
> cluster nodes which have a disk for /tmp, /var, and swap.

One of the problems I have with a similar configuration is that the file
system checker never runs for local filesystems mounted on writable disks. 
I tend to mount everything nfs and mfs, except for a scratch drive and
swap, which are from the local hard disk.

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Project
[EMAIL PROTECTED]      NAI Labs, Safeport Network Services

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