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

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Sat Mar 9 23:28:12 GMT 2019

On Sat, 9 Mar 2019, Pierre Ynard wrote:

> /fastboot and /forcefsck are created by `shutdown -f` and `shutdown -F`

Oh, I didn’t know that, I just sudo touch them as used to on Unix.

> the shutdown binary, it could create /forcefsck or /run/forcefsck, which

/run is a tmpfs.

> would then be checked by a script in runlevel 0 or 6 that calls tune2fs
> on the relevant filesystems.

Oh, no, please don’t call tune2fs automatically from anything EVER.
Way too dangerous/invasive/… especially when you temporarily have
a disc setup that differs from your fstab.

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