Subject: fsck after system boot
To: None <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/13/2005 08:17:25

I want to use dd to make a disk image of the disk my root partition is 
mounted from. This happens after boot (ie: the system have been running in 
multi user mode for a while) In order to dump a clean filesystem, I do this:

mount -o ro /dev/wd0a /
fsck -fy /

fsck crashes:
/: update error: blocks 92 files 14
panic: softdep_deallocate_dependencies: dangling deps

A fsck at boot time has no problem.
The problem seems softdep related. Any workaround available?

Emmanuel Dreyfus