On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 09:36:25PM -0500, David Bright wrote: > On Mar 9, 2018, at 17:31, Ian Lepore <i...@freebsd.org> wrote: > > > > On Fri, 2018-03-09 at 17:09 -0500, Mark Johnston wrote: > >> > >> etc/rc.d/fsck doesn't know how to interpret the new exit code and now > >> just drops to a single-user shell when it is encountered. […] > >> > >> Is there any reason etc/rc.d/fsck shouldn't automatically retry (up to > > This is, in fact, the reason that I made the change I did. I was trying to > put in a retry loop to rc.d/fsck, but found that I couldn’t get it to work > because fsck and fsck_ffs were not exiting with non-zero status. The drop to > single user is not really due to the specific (new) error code of 16, it is > due to the fact that fsck_ffs is now exiting with a non-zero status when it > hasn’t completely cleaned the file system;
Sure, but that's a regression IMO: before, I believe we'd successfully mount the FS even without retrying fsck, and continue booting. > /any/ non-zero status would cause the current rc.d/fsck script to go to > single user. Prior to my change, fsck_ffs was exiting with a zero status even > though it had not completely cleaned the filesystem and told the user to run > it again. > > > > > fsck_ffs already has a -R flag to automatically retry, wouldn't that be > > a better mechanism for handling this new type of retry? > > That’s true; however, there is currently no way to pass that flag through the > filesystem-agnostic fsck wrapper called from rc.d/fsck to the > filesystem-specific fsck_ffs program that it calls. One could implement a > similar flag on the fsck wrapper to be passed along to the > filesystem-specific checker, but I think fsck_ffs is the only one that > currently implements such a flag. As was pointed out by others, this isn't true. In my experience it's fsck -p that is exiting with status 16. It thus seems like it would be desirable to add "-T ffs:-R" to the initial fsck invocation in rc.d/fsck. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/svn-src-head To unsubscribe, send any mail to "svn-src-head-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"