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Re: [e2fsprogs-1.24] "fsck -A -a" fails on reboot

On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 12:03:17PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Sep 05, 2001  11:57 +0800, Wenzhuo Zhang wrote:
> > The problem is that e2fsck in e2fsck-1.24 no longer takes into account
> > whether /etc/mtab is writable or not; whenever it finds an mounted entry
> > in /etc/mtab (/proc not mounted yet at this time), it assumes it's
> > already mounted, even though the system has just experienced a crash. I
> > think the mtab checking code in older version of e2fsck is still needed:
> Mount /proc before checking your non-root filesystems, and it will work.
It is a slackware box. Slackware doesnt mount /proc first, as redhat do.
This caused the problem, since newer versions of e2fsck changed its
assumption of /etc/mtab.

> I suppose for the sake of kernels that don't have /proc (is it even
> possible?) that this could be fixed, but then you are still at risk
> of damaging your filesystems if one of them IS mounted.
I guess it is possible not to compile in /proc filesystem support.

> Cheers, Andreas


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