Subject: Re: LFS partition limitations
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bernd Sieker <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2000 17:42:54
On 04.10.00, 13:03:36, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 03:58:51PM -0700, Phil Nelson wrote:
> > >I've yet to see a
> > >NetBSD system requiring a manual fsck after an unclean shutdown (other than
> > Well, I have. I see about 2 a year on my NetBSD/pc532. It typically
> > happens when I'm doing a build and have a power failure. It happened
> > a couple of weeks ago on 1.5ALPHA. It looks like /tmp gets messed up.
> > I can do a "fsck -y /dev/xxx" and have it back. Most of the power
> > fails come back just fine. Also, I have not lost anything critical in
> > power fail manual fsck situations.
/tmp shouldn't really hold any data that are meant to survive a panic or
power failure anyway. On most of my systems I have /tmp mounted on an
mfs. (Which is abviously completely lost during reboot / power
I sometimes thought that on other systems mounting /tmp asynchronously
might be good idea, but it might prevent an automatic reboot in case
of unexpected inconsistency. Is it advisable or even possible in a
simple manner to have /tmp fsck'd with the -y flag automatically?
> Hum, maybe there's issue with write caching on the disk side ?
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr
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