On Sat, 2018-03-10 at 09:02 -0800, Rodney W. Grimes wrote: > > > > On Sat, 2018-03-10 at 08:44 -0800, Rodney W. Grimes wrote: > > > [...] > > > > add "-T ffs:-R" to the initial fsck invocation in rc.d/fsck. > > > Please do not do that, if fsck -p fails YOU may optionally > > > wish to continue, or do retries, but please do not make this > > > a hardcoded situation.??At most make it a controllable knob > > > that defaults to the old behavior please. > > > > > > Thanks you, > > This whole situation with fsck retries is just very strange. ?How > > many other tools in the base system exhibit this behavior:? > > > > I didn't do everything you asked, even though I am completely > > capable of doing so. ?If you'd like to actually do the thing > > you asked for, please run this program again. > > > > If there is some reason why fsck should do less than a complete job > > under some circumstances, isn't THAT the exceptional situation that > > should need a special flag to make it happen? > The job is "make sure my data is ok, keep my data at all costs, do > not however do something that may damange my data". > > The job is NOT "do everything you can to bring the file system to > a consistent state, even if you have to screw my data all up". >
I'm not sure why you think the -R flag is some sort of "ruin my data" request. Maybe because all of this stuff is so scantily documented in the manpage? -R Instruct fsck_ffs to restart itself if it encounters certain errors that warrant another run. Who knows what "certain errors" means? Looking at the code, it appears -R has no effect if you're in preen mode. Hmmm, what's "preen mode" again? Don't bother looking in the man page, you'll just find a bunch of mentions of the word preen that say "see the -p flag" and then, surrealistically, when you look at the -p flag it says "Preen file systems (see above)". Of course, what was above was all the places that told you to see -p. So, I guess I'll just keep using fsck_y_enable=YES and relying on the fact that by default that now includes the -R option. -- Ian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/svn-src-all To unsubscribe, send any mail to "svn-src-all-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"