> Danny, > > What do you think about doing a little more polishing and rolling a new > set of patches taking this /etc/rc.conf option into account? Your kernel > env dhcp variables are really good. I know that many do want to do what > you are doing (large scale RO /); but up until now /etc/rc.diskless* has > not been well engineered.
polishing wont help, if i don't know all the problems :-) in the begining, there was no way to mount / ro - sunos would not run, and so we had zilions of /, one for each host, linux makes a mfs image, so even if freebsd is a bit messy it is by far better engineered - my .5$ the root_rw_mount is fine, but it's a bit late. now that devfs is here (great!) the only problem to solve is what/how to deal with /etc rc.conf* fstab X11 and some othere local-configurable files. the name/value knobs are fine - though some more documentation ... :-) btw, there is still another tricky problem: if i have / ro, and shared among many hosts, i can't: 1- easely specify different kernels i do this at the moment by commenting out kernel= in boot/loader.conf and passing it as a dhcp tag. 2- loadable modules for the very early modules: like unionfs, no harm in loading it, so fine but what about others that might cause problems? later ones, i load from rc.local and now for some coffee, danny To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message