Subject: Re: in-kernel update(8) and fsck root partition
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/20/1999 10:52:04
> 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
I'd recommend making certain the FS is mounted read-only, or not
mounted at all. halt _also_ syncs the disks, after all.
halt -n doesn't...