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Re: bin/48714: fsck prompts only appear after being answered

The following reply was made to PR bin/48714; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/48714: fsck prompts only appear after being answered
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:52:35 +0000

 On Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 07:20:00PM +0000, Andreas Gustafsson wrote:
  > I first noticed this problem on an i386 system that has been upgraded
  > to 6.1.3 from an earlier NetBSD version, and as a result of that
  > upgrade path, does not mount its root file system with "-o log",
  > and has fsck_flags="" by default.
  > Reproducing the bug on a fresh 6.1.3 install is harder because WAPBL
  > is now enabled by default, causing fsck to be bypassed in most cases,
  > and fsck_flags is set to "-p" by default, causing fsck to not prompt
  > the operator for minor problems.  Nonetheless, I have reproduced it on
  > a fresh 6.1.3/amd64 install by disabling WAPBL and setting
  > fsck_flags="".
 Boot-time fsck should always use -p... it is only -p mode that is
 expected to lead to correct crash recovery. For ffs this may not
 actually matter (I'm not sure offhand), but for other filesystem types
 you may end up in trouble.
 David A. Holland

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