Subject: install/10081: sysinst: no -f on fsck, please!
To: None <>
From: Dieter Baron <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/09/2000 09:03:12
>Number:         10081
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst: no -f on fsck, please!
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 09 09:04:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Dieter Baron
>Release:        NetBSD 1.4.2
System: NetBSD danbala 1.4.2 NetBSD 1.4.2 (DANBALA) #0: Wed Jan 1 04:30:28 MET 1997 root@:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/DANBALA i386

At least on upgrade, sysinst runs `fsck -f' on all file systems mentioned in
the installed system's /etc/fstab.  With the size of hard disks nowadays,
this is very inconvenient.  While I understand why fscking them before
use is desirable, I don't understand why you force-check them if they
are already clean.

	upgrade a system
	don't use -f option to fsck