Bug#686895: initscripts: /forcefsck: fsck -f undefined (e2fsck-ism)

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Thu Mar 7 15:15:27 GMT 2019

> Sounds reasonable. Will you make patch?

What does ext* expand to, what's the list of ext filesystem types for
which we want to honor forcefsck? ext2, ext3 and ext4?

> What is relations of reiserfs and /forcecheck convention on timeline?
> We want to deprecate /forcecheck, and making it respect another
> filesystem is move in opposite direction.
> I mean, nobody seems to reported lack of support of /forcecheck on
> reiserfs root.

Well I suppose it worked fine until sysvinit 2.93-3 two months ago when
this was restricted to ext*, so maybe people just haven't run into
this and complained yet. I don't know how popular reiserfs is now, but
there are certainly systems still using it. My point is also that the
assumption that forcefsck was a proprietary feature of e2fsck, was
wrong, and maybe there are yet others.

Pierre Ynard

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