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RUMP_V7FS(8)                System Manager's Manual               RUMP_V7FS(8)

NAME
     rump_v7fs -- mount a v7fs image with a userspace server

SYNOPSIS
     file-system PUFFS
     pseudo-device putter

     rump_v7fs [options] image mountpoint

DESCRIPTION
     NOTE! This manual page describes features specific to the rump(3) file
     server.  Please see mount_v7fs(8) for a full description of the available
     command line options.

     The rump_v7fs utility can be used to mount v7fs file systems.  It uses
     rump(3) and p2k(3) to facilitate running the file system as a server in
     userspace.  As opposed to mount_v7fs(8), rump_v7fs does not use file
     system code within the kernel and therefore does not require kernel
     support except puffs(4).  Apart from a minor speed penalty there is no
     downside with respect to in-kernel code.

     rump_v7fs does not require using vnconfig(8) for mounts from regular
     files and the file path can be passed directly as the image parameter.
     In fact, the use of vnconfig(8) is discouraged, since it is unable to
     properly deal with images on sparse files.

     In case the image contains multiple partitions, the desired partition
     must be indicated by appending the token ``%DISKLABEL:p%'' to the image
     path.  The letter ``p'' specifies the partition as obtained via
     disklabel(8).  For example, to mount partition ``e'' from image
     /tmp/wd0.img, use ``/tmp/wd0.img%DISKLABEL:e%''.

     It is recommended that untrusted file system images be mounted with
     rump_v7fs instead of mount_v7fs(8).  Corrupt file system images commonly
     cause the file system to crash the entire kernel, but with rump_v7fs only
     the userspace server process will dump core.

     To use rump_v7fs via mount(8), the flags -o rump and -t v7fs should be
     given.  Similarly, rump_v7fs is used instead of mount_v7fs(8) if ``rump''
     is added to the options field of fstab(5).

SEE ALSO
     p2k(3), puffs(3), rump(3), mount_v7fs(8)

HISTORY
     The rump_v7fs utility first appeared in NetBSD 6.0.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   November 21, 2010                  NetBSD 6.1.5