Subject: Re: in-kernel update(8) and fsck root partition
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/1999 12:19:10
> Maybe very dumb question (I'm not a filesystem guy)...
> Now update(8) is included in the kernel, and turned on by default.
> I would like to know how does it interact with fsck on root partition.
> When we do fsck on root partition to recover from fatal filesystem
> crash, we do:
> - make sure in single user mode, no update(8) running
> - run fsck on root partition
> - NEVER type sync, immediately type halt
> to avoid buffer cache writeback (if the above process itself is
> incorrect, kick me). What happens when we always have update(8)
> in kernel? What is the suggested process for fsck'ing root partition?
First guess is that because root is mounted r/o on boot is that the
in-kernel trickle-sync doesn't do anything...