help needed

Francois-Rene Rideau
Sun May 9 01:07:09 CEST 2004

On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 12:45:31AM +0200, Oleg Gusev wrote:
> Who uses minix fs :) ?
Someone in a hurry, sometimes. And the space taken in the bootimage
is negligible in comparison to the lifesaver this can be.

>> (2) you're welcome to produce uclibc-based fsck/mkfs for ext2.
> That means a compile of e2fstools. Can you add the download of
> uclibc to the ramdisk Makefile ?
That would probably mean download the whole toolchain.
Is that what you want?

>>  instead of mount -o remount,rw. I'll see to that in next version.
> I have compiled the latest version (yesterday),
Nah, latest version is today :-) Or maybe tomorrow,
since I'm adding better debug features to it.

> but it spews some weird and other messages to stderr,
> and they are not logged.
Not logged to /tmp/log ?
I thought that the latest version logged everything required there.
(I tried to tee fsck output there too, but somehow, in this setting,
fsck wouldn't display anything on console until everything is done;
I think that it's more sensible to output fsck messages on console
and not log them.)

> Probably, I'll wait for the development to stabilize. Some time ago
> i gave up on developing such complicated shell scripts. When they
> work it's ok, but if something breaks, to debug them is a real hell.
Maybe you noticed the macro CHECK that I use, and the LOG* and DO* macros;
quite handy for robustizing shell scripts.

Shell scripts are a *hell* to debug when there are race conditions;
but when you control the whole machine, as in a boot script,
they are mostly livable. Did I mention that I was a Unix-Hater?

[ François-René ÐVB Rideau | Reflection&Cybernethics | ]
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