Bug 246604

Summary: When the device is missing a filesystem, mount(8) cites the device as non-existent
Product: Base System Reporter: Mikhail Teterin <mi>
Component: binAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me Keywords: dogfood
Priority: ---    
Version: 12.1-STABLE   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2020-05-20 14:40:21 UTC
When invoked to mount an existing device, that has no filesystem on it, mount claims the device itself does not exist:

% mount /dev/ada0f /mnt
mount: /dev/ada0f: No such file or directory

After running newfs on /dev/ada0f, the mount succeeds. The error-message should be more helpful...