[techtalk] swtiching rhat drives . . .
nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Wed Nov 10 09:51:17 EST 1999
On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Jeff Dike wrote:
> > ---8<--- snip ---
> > root at wombat:/tmp> ls -l /dev/mem
> > crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 1 May 5 1998 /dev/mem
> > root at wombat:/tmp> cp -a /dev/mem .
> > root at wombat:/tmp> ls -l mem
> > crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 1 May 5 1998 mem
> Mea culpa. I actually did try it, but only after I sent that mail. And I
> actually didn't like the results. My machine hung. I took that as evidence
> that something other than a mknod was happening.
What switches where you using for cp? It _only_ works with '-a' all others
('-dpf' for example) copy "byte by byte" and thus fill your disk :-).
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