On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 18:54:31 +0000 Christopher Key wrote: > Boris Samorodov wrote: > > On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 17:00:06 +0000 Christopher Key wrote: > > > >> # cat /etc/fstab > >> # Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump > >> Pass# > >> /dev/ad8s1b none swap sw 0 0 > >> /dev/ad8s1a / ufs rw 1 1 > >> md /tmp mfs rw,-s64m > >> 2 2 > >> > > ^^^  > > > > > >> /dev/ad8s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2 > >> /dev/ad8s1e /var ufs rw 2 2 > >> /dev/ad8s1d /var/tmp ufs rw 3 3 > >> > > ^^^^^^^^^^ > >  > > > >> /dev/mirror/gm0s1d /svn ufs rw 2 2 > >> /dev/mirror/gm0s2d /data ufs rw 2 2 > >> /dev/mirror/gm0s3d /music ufs rw 2 2 > > > >> I can get the system to boot quite happily by carrying on into single > >> user mode and exiting, but I still get the same behaviour next reboot. > > > >> Does anyone have any suggestions? > > > >  According to man(5) fstab: > > ----- > > The sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) program to > > determine > > the order in which file system checks are done at reboot time. The > > root > > file system should be specified with a fs_passno of 1, and other file > > systems should have a fs_passno of 2. File systems within a drive will ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > > be checked sequentially, but file systems on different drives will be ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ [*] > > checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the hard- > > ware. If the sixth field is not present or is zero, a value of zero is > > returned and fsck(8) will assume that the file system does not need to > > be > > checked. > > ----- > > > > Seems that you need to use "0" istead of "2". I'd say the same for the > > fifth field here. > > > > BTW, I can't find what does  mean (the values "3" here)... > > > Thanks Boris, Daniel,
> Setting the pass# to 0 for /tmp worked perfectly. > The reason for having a pass# of 3 for /var/tmp was, to put it > succinctly, because it was mounted within a filesystem with a pass# of > 2. > My understanding was that the fsck didn't start to check a filesystem > with a pass# of n+1 until it had successfully checked all those with a > pass# of n. I expected that you would always want to make sure that, > before checking some filesystem, you ensured that its mount point was > valid first, and hence gave it a greater pass# that the filesystem in > which it gets mounted. Hence / having a pass# of 1, and /usr/ var etc > having a pass# of 2. > If anyone knows otherwise, I'd appreciate the correction. Let me point to the same lines of man(5) fstab. Please look at [*]. Sequentally (as one writes at a /etc/fstab file) within a drive, just it. WBR -- Boris Samorodov (bsam) Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"