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Re: netbsd on vax 11/730; booting in sim
In article <49674CB9.4050107%ludd.ltu.se@localhost>,
Anders Magnusson <ragge%ludd.ltu.se@localhost> wrote:
>Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:55:21PM +0100, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>>> Just noticed another "step back", that I hadn't seen until now.
>>> NetBSD moved away quite a long time ago from needing to reboot if fsck
>>> needed to fix the root partition. That's something that was done back in
>>> the dark ages with 4.3...
>>> But 5.0 have reintroduced this "feature".
>> Uh ? Where did you get this idea ? None of my 5.0 systems reboot after
>Actually, if fsck does exit 4 the system reboots, and it has done so ~forever.
>But by some for me unknown reason fsck has started doing exit 4 if it must
>correct something. I think this might have come with the journaling patches.
>It happened to me also (as a bug surprise) yesterday when I was testing stuff
>on a 5.0 beta system :-)
No, it happened when I fixed fsck to actually propagate the error codes
properly. What is happening, is that MNT_UPDATE fails on the root filesystem,
after the changes have been made and now we correctly reboot, instead of
ignoring the error as before. Now as to why MNT_UPDATE fails, I have not
clue because I have not really tried to debug it.
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