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Re: misc/43905: fsck_root fails on write protected partition

The following reply was made to PR misc/43905; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: misc/43905: fsck_root fails on write protected partition
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:50:30 +0200

 On Sat, 25 Sep 2010, wrote:
 > There's at least two bugs here:
 > 1) fsck aborts because it can't get write access to the block device
 > even thought he file system is clean and it doesn't actually want to write
 > to the device anyway.
 /etc/rc.d/fsck_root invoked "fsck -p /" (assuming that fsck_flags had
 the default value of "-p").  Given that, it's not clear to me that fsck
 should have behaved any differently.  (It is clear that the fsck_root
 script should not have invoked fsck, but that falls under your point 2
 > 2) valid fstabs that have been working since at least 3.0 suddenly fail
 Yes, a missing fs_passno in /etc/fstab should behave like fs_passno-0,
 and should prevent the fsck_root script from trying to fsck the root
 file system.  I see you fixed that already.
 --apb (Alan Barrett)

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