mount a Berkeley Fast File System
mount_ffs command attaches the Berkeley Fast File
System on the special device on to the file system tree
at point node.
This command is invoked by
mount(8) when using any of the following
mount [options] -t ffs special
The special device is either a
disklabel(8) UID (DUID) or an entry in
/dev. If it is a DUID, it will be automatically
mapped to the appropriate entry in /dev. In either
case the partition must be present in the disklabel loaded from the device.
The partition name is the last letter in the entry name. For example,
/dev/sd0a and 3eb7f9da875cb9ee.a both refer to the ‘a’
This command is normally executed per file system by
rc(8) at boot time using the
mount(8) command. The options are as
- Options are specified with a
-o flag followed by a
comma separated string of options. See the
mount(8) man page for possible options
and their meanings.
mount_ffs command appeared in NetBSD
It is possible for a corrupted file system to cause a crash.